Economy

Small Business Investment Contracting, Financial Health Remains Strong

According to the September 2017 Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, small business monthly credit trends reflect a wait and see attitude. read more

ISM: Non-Manufacturing Activity Highest Since 2005

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 94th consecutive month, according to the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. read more

Manufacturing Sector Expands in October Despite Drop in PMI

According to the Institute for Supply Management, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October and the overall economy grew for the 101st consecutive month. read more

Durable Goods Orders Rise 2.2% in September

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, new orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $5.1 billion, or 2.2%, to $238.7 billion. read more

ELFF Forecasts 4.3% Growth in Equipment and Software Investment

Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 4.3% in 2017 according to the Q4 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. read more

Small Business Hasn’t Turned the Corner Despite Strong Financial Health

The August 2017 Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index increased 8% to 134.2 in August 2017 from 123.8 in July 2017. Compared to August 2016, the SBLI increased 1%. read more

ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Metric Reaches Highest Mark Since 2005

According to the Institute for Supply Management, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in September for the 93rd consecutive month. read more

Manufacturing Sector Expands in September, PMI Reaches 60.8%

New data from the Institute for Supply Management showed economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September, and the overall economy grew for the 100th consecutive month. read more

Middle Market Businesses Less Optimistic For First Time Since Election

The RSM U.S. Middle Market Business Index, presented in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the index declined in Q3/17, following a record-high reading in Q2/17. read more

New Orders for Durable Goods Down 6.8% in July

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, new orders for manufactured durable goods in July decreased $16.7 billion, or 6.8%, to $229.2 billion. read more

Despite Drop in Activity, Non-Manufacturing Sector Grows in July 

According to the Institute for Supply Management, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in July for the 91st consecutive month. read more

Restaurants, Hotels Power Near Two-Year High in Small Business Borrowing

Reuters reported, citing data from PayNet, that small business borrowing in June reached close to a two-year high. read more

ISM Says Prices Accelerating, Supplier Deliveries Slowing

According to the latest data from the Institute for Supply Management, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July, and the overall economy grew for the 98th consecutive month. read more

Balboa Capital Survey Finds Economic Optimism from Small Businesses

According to a Balboa Capital survey, 73% of small businesses are confident that the U.S. economy will continue to experience moderate to high growth in Q3/17. read more

New Orders for Durable Goods Increase 6.5% in June

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, new orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $14.9 billion or 6.5% to $245.6 billion. This increase followed a 0.1% May decrease. read more

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