Economy

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

ISM Reports Non-Manufacturing Sector Growth in October

According to the ISM, despite a 2.3% drop in the NMI and declines in new orders, employment and business activity, the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 81st consecutive month. read more

Reuters: Small Businesses Borrow Less in September, Delinquencies Grow

According to Reuters, the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index dropped to 128.9 in September, marking a steep decline from the 132.8 measured in August. read more

Durable Goods Orders Down $300MM in September, Shipments Increase 0.8%

New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $0.3 billion to $227.93 billion, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, while shipments increased by 0.8%. read more

Real GDP Increases 2.9% in Q3/16

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.9% in Q3/16, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more

ELFF Lowers Equipment, Software Investment Growth Forecast 0.5%

Investment in equipment and software is expected to contract 0.5% in 2016, according to the Q4/16 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook. read more

Non-Manufacturing Sector Grows at Substantial Rate in September

According to the latest report from the ISM, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in September for the 80th consecutive month. read more

Manufacturing Sector Bounces Back in September

According to the latest report from the ISM, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following contraction in August, and the overall economy grew for the 88th consecutive month. read more

U.S. Small Business Investment Malaise Continues

The most recent data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index increased to 133.7 in August from 123.1 in July. read more

Balboa Capital: Small Business Owners Plan to Invest Tax Returns

Higher revenues, greater confidence in the economy and forward-thinking investment plans highlight results of Balboa Capital’s small business owner “tax time” survey. read more

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