Job Growth Stalls in September

The U.S. Economy added 142,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate remained at 5.1%, matching the mark registered in August. read more

ISM: New Orders, Production and Employment Growing

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 76th consecutive month, according to the September ISM Report on Business. read more

Small Business Investment Growth Rate Highest Since 2010

According to Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, small business investment is at the greatest trendline growth rate since the recovery began in 2010. read more

Small Business Optimism Falls in Q3

Small business owners are feeling less optimistic about the economy and growth compared to earlier this year, according to Capital One's Spark Business Barometer. read more

Durable Goods Orders Drop 2% in August

After two consecutive months of growth, new orders for manufactured durable goods decreased $4.8 million or 2% to $236.3 billion in August, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. read more

Fed Opts to Leave Interest Rates Alone

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Board decided to leave interest rates unchanged due to developments in the global economy and downward pressure on inflation. read more

Canadian Small Business Lending Index Rises 4%

PayNet’s Canadian Small Business Lending Index, which measures the amount of new private investment in property, plant and equipment by private Canadian businesses, reached 135.8, an increased of 4% over last year. read more

Equipment Leasing Compensation Increases As New Business Volume Grows

According to the 2015 Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, total compensation on a “same-store” basis was up 3% in 2014, fueled by a fifth straight year of year-over-year increase in new business volume. read more

Amex Survey: U.S. Middle Market Companies Optimistic about Business Prospects

According to a new Amex Survey of mid-sized companies, nearly 75% expect the economy to grow over the next 12 months and a similar number expect the economy will have a positive impact on their company’s business prospects. read more

Fed’s Beige Book Indicates General Economic Expansion

According to the most recent Beige Book from the Federal Reserve, the U.S. economy expanded across most regions from July to mid-August, with manufacturing experiencing largely positive results. read more

ISM: Manufacturing Expands Despite Slight PMI Drop

The manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 32nd consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 75th month in a row despite a slight drop in the PMI to 51.1%. read more

Small Business Lending Index at Second Highest Point Since 2005

The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index reached 145.2 in August, marking the second highest reading since 2005. read more

NACM August Credit Index Falls Below Optimistic July Reading

There was a sharp drop in the NACM Credit Managers’ Index in August, as it fell from the high of 56 in July to 54.2. read more

Leaseurope/Invigors Leasing Survey Predicts Strong H2/15

The latest findings of the Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence survey highlight an overall optimistic outlook for the European leasing business in the second half of 2015. read more

MAPI: GDP Forecast Dips to 2.3%

According to the quarterly forecast from the MAPI Foundation, adjusted gross domestic product will expand 2.3% in 2015, which is down slightly from the May forecast (2.4%). read more

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