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NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.4 points in July to 89.9, however, it is the sixth consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Thirty-seven percent of small business owners reported that inflation was their single most important... Read Story
August 10, 2022, 07:10 AM


Caterpillar Inc.’s CEO Jim Umpleby was among the company executives painting a troublesome picture of ongoing challenges in comments on the company’s second-quarter earnings call. The execs said they see no improvements in supply-chain woes... Read Story
August 04, 2022, 07:25 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in July were 11,400 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 13,500 units. Complete industry data for July, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-August.“Do we think July’s weak... Read Story
August 03, 2022, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q3 2022 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable information resource for industry participants. Designed for use in executive briefings and presentations, the... Read Story
July 20, 2022, 07:22 AM


The NFIB Research Center released a new survey assessing the impact inflation is having on small businesses. Overall, over half (56 percent) of small employers reported that inflation is having a substantial impact on their business while about a... Read Story
July 20, 2022, 07:10 AM


After a strong rebound in Q1, overall equipment and software investment growth is expected to slow significantly over the remainder of the year, though demand in some end-use markets should remain healthy. The 2022 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S.... Read Story
July 14, 2022, 07:23 AM


The equipment leasing and finance industry will likely feel significant effects from rising inflation and the Fed’s actions to fight it, according to a new article published in the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing (JELF), the peer-reviewed... Read Story
July 08, 2022, 07:18 AM


Consumers who purchase food for in-home consumption have generally experienced higher price increases relative to what they pay for menu items at quick-service and fast-casual restaurants—a trend that makes restaurants more comparatively appealing... Read Story
June 16, 2022, 07:12 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the deterioration of some freight-related metrics that began in March continued through April and into early May.Eric Crawford, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior... Read Story
May 19, 2022, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, while ACT Research still likes the footing of the U.S. economy, with consumers sitting on considerable savings, debt-service historically low, and the job... Read Story
May 11, 2022, 07:00 AM


Small business owners continue to attempt to fill historically high levels of open positions, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. Twenty-three percent of owners said that labor quality was their top business problem, up one point from last month... Read Story
May 06, 2022, 07:00 AM


A majority of small business owners report that inflation and supply chain disruptions are impacting their businesses, according to the Bank of America 2022 Small Business Owner Report. The survey of more than 1,000 business owners across the... Read Story
May 05, 2022, 07:00 AM


The NFIB Research Center released a new survey assessing the impact inflation is having on small businesses. Small business owners first signaled inflation issues in the summer of 2021 when NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends survey found... Read Story
April 28, 2022, 07:17 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased in March by 2.4 points to 93.2, the third consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Thirty-one percent of owners reported that inflation was the single most important problem in their business... Read Story
April 15, 2022, 07:00 AM


The labor shortage continues to be a major challenge for small businesses as owners compete for workers, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. Twenty-two percent of owners reported that labor quality was their top business problem, in second place... Read Story
April 11, 2022, 07:00 AM


As the first quarter of 2022 wraps up, the commercial finance industry continues to deal with inflation, supply chain issues and war in Ukraine. Considering this constantly shifting environment, Mitsubishi HC Capital America has identified five... Read Story
April 07, 2022, 07:17 AM


Supply chain issues top the list of concerns for small business owners over the last six months but they see those pressures easing by mid-year. In the meantime, inflation pressures are expected to continue to impact these business owners, with a... Read Story
March 11, 2022, 07:16 AM


In February, the NFIB Optimism Index decreased by 1.4 points to 95.7, the second consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Twenty-six percent of owners reported that inflation was their single most important problem in operating their... Read Story
March 10, 2022, 07:03 AM


Inflation fears, supply chain woes and a lack of skilled job candidates continue to dampen business executives’ views on the U.S. economy, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polls chief executive officers, chief... Read Story
March 04, 2022, 07:19 AM


BMO Economics has introduced its BMO Economics Inflation Monitor, a new weekly summary of developments affecting the outlook for inflation. Released every Monday, the weekly report will monitor key news, announcements – both recent and upcoming –... Read Story
February 16, 2022, 06:56 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased slightly in January to 97.1, down 1.8 points from December. Inflation remains a problem for small businesses as 22 percent of owners reported that inflation was their single most important business... Read Story
February 08, 2022, 07:10 AM