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

June CMI Blip Shouldn’t Discourage Credit Managers

Credit professionals reported a slowdown in new, overall credit applications in the June 2018 economic report from the National Association of Credit Management. read more

Durable Goods Orders Decrease 0.6% in May

The U.S. Census Bureau reported new orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $1.4 billion or 0.6% to $248.8 billion. read more

CIT Study Details Optimistic View in the Middle Market

A CIT study found a large majority of middle market executives plan to invest in their business in 2018, primarily in technology, equipment and new personnel. read more

Wells Fargo: ‘Economic Recovery Has More Room to Run’

In its 2018 midyear outlook, the Wells Fargo Investment Institute makes the case the economic recovery, which coincides with the equity bull market, has more room to run. read more

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