Economy

WSJ: Manufacturing Renaissance at Risk Due to Strengthening Dollar

The Wall Street Journal reported that the rising dollar is thwarting the plans of U.S. manufacturers that export goods. read more

New Orders for Durable Goods Decrease on Lower Transportation

The Commerce Department reported new orders for manufactured durable goods in November decreased $11.0 billion, or 4.6%. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.5%. read more

Durable Goods Orders Likely Declined in November

The EconoTimes predicted that the soon to be released U.S. durable goods report will show that orders declined 3.5% during the month of November. read more

PayNet Expects Improved Small Business Investment Post-Election

According to PayNet’s Q3/16 Small Business Credit Outlook, the outcome of the November election should lift some of the uncertainty that has pervaded the small business sector for much of 2016. read more

Bloomberg: Oil Investor Optimism Soars After OPEC Deal

Bloomberg reported that OPEC’s decision to cut crude production caused oil investor optimism to rise to the highest level seen since the beginning of the slump. read more

Federal Reserve Raises Benchmark Rate

The Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise the target range for federal funds rate a quarter of a percentage point with three more increases inked in for 2017. read more

Balboa Survey: 58% of Small Business Owners Expect Q4/16 Revenue Increase

Strong revenue, confidence in the economy and plans to invest and expand business operations highlight results of Balboa Capital’s Q3/16 small business owner survey. read more

ISM: Economic Growth to Continue in 2017

Economic growth in the U.S. will continue in 2017 according to a forecast released by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management. read more

Beige Book: Economy Continues to Expand As Demand for Credit Varies

According to the most recent Beige Book from the Federal Reserve, the economy continued to expand across most reporting regions from early October through mid-November. read more

Reuters: October Small Business Delinquencies Highest in Four Years

Reuters reported that October small business lending dropped to lowest point recorded since January while delinquencies rose to the highest level in four years. read more

New Orders, Production Increases Power November Manufacturing Expansion

According to the ISM, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, as new orders improved by 0.9% and production increased by 1.4%. read more

Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.6% in November

The unemployment rate declined to 4.6% in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. read more

Non-Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow in November

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in November for the 82nd consecutive month, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. read more

Durable Goods Orders Increase in October for Fourth Straight Month

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October increased $11.0 billion or 4.8% to $239.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. read more

ISM Reports Manufacturing Sector Growth in October

According to the latest ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October, and the overall economy grew for the 89th consecutive month. read more

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