Economy

ELFF: Trucking Industry to Remain Strong for Next Year

The U.S. over-the-road transportation/trucking industry is having its best growth in years and is forecast to remain strong for the next 12 to 18 months before softening, according to the 2018-2019 Vertical Market Series – Road Transportation. read more

Economic Activity Expands, Economy Grows for 112th Consecutive Month

According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, and the overall economy grew for the 112th consecutive month. read more

Nonfarm Payroll Employment Increases, Rate Unchanged at 3.9%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August, and the employment rate was unchanged at 3.9%. read more

Economy: New Orders, Production and Employment Growing

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, and the overall economy grew for the 112th consecutive month, according to U.S. supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. read more

NACM: August Sees CMI Climb after Summer Dip

Two months of dwindling results on NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index ended in August with a slow but steady climb in new credit applications and dollar collections in the manufacturing and service sectors. read more

Small Business Index: Access to Capital Strong Amid Record High Optimism

According to the Q3 MetLIfe & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index, a majority of small business owners have a positive outlook about their company and the small business environment in the U.S. read more

GDP Increases at Annual Rate of 4.2% in Q2/18

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2% in Q2/18, according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more

Small Business Optimism Reaches Near High in July

The NFIB Research Foundation’s Small Business Optimism Index reached a near all-time high for the month of July 2018, reflecting on-going trends in the business community. read more

Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Hits Record High

Small business optimism is at an all-time high, according to the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 11-18, 2018. read more

ISM: New Orders, Production and Employment Growing in Manufacturing Sector

According to the ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July, and the overall economy grew for the 111th consecutive month. read more

July CMI Reflects Imminent Problems for Economy Long Term

The July CMI reported fewer bankruptcy filings and a higher score for rejections of credit applications, but these spikes were coupled with plummeting sales and unsustainable changes for the future. read more

Q2/18 GDP Increases at 4.1% Annual Rate, Up From 2.2% in Q1/18

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.1% in Q2/18, up from an annual rate of 2.2% in Q1/18. read more

Transportation Leads Report on Orders, Shipments & Unfilled Orders

The U.S. Census Bureau reported new orders, shipments and unfilled orders all advanced in June. The advancement was led by transportation equipment. read more

ISM Reports Non-Manufacturing Sector Growth in June

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in June for the 101st consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management reported. read more

ISM Reports Manufacturing Expansion, Slowing Supplier Deliveries

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June, and the overall economy grew for the 110th consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management reported. read more

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