Manufacturing Production Declines Due to Poor Weather
A perfectly timed winter storm at the end of last week coincided with news that cold weather has had a negative impact on consumer spending and manufacturing output.
National Association of Manufacturers – 2/18/2014
Real GDP Up Only 1.9% in 2013, Less than 2012 Increase
U.S. real GDP rose only 1.9 percent for 2013 as a whole, below the 2.8 percent figure seen in 2012.
National Association of Manufacturers – 2/3/2014
Economy grew at 3.2% rate in fourth quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter on the strength of the strongest consumer spending in three years, an encouraging sign for 2014.
Los Angeles Times – 1/30/2014
US Manufacturers Likely Growing At Faster Rate Than China, Europe
In the global economy this week, data will probably show U.S. manufacturers are expanding at a faster rate than their counterparts in China and Europe. Growth at American producers held close to the highest level since early 2011.
Bloomberg – 12/28/2013
US economy adds just 88,000 jobs in March
The US economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the lowest increase for nine months, official data has shown.
BBC News – 4/5/2013
US economy ekes out 0.4% growth in fourth quarter
The US economy grew at a faster than expected 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Department of Commerce has said.
BBC News – 3/28/2013
Measure of US economy's health rises in February
A measure of the U.S. economy's health over the next six months increased in February from January, a sign that growth could be improving.
Yahoo! News – 3/21/2013
Goods Orders Exceed Forecast in Sign of U.S. Factory Rebound
Orders for durable goods climbed more than forecast in December, showing U.S. manufacturing rebounded following a mid-year slump.
Bloomberg – 1/28/2013
Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Increased Last Week
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign improvement in the labor market remains uneven.
Bloomberg – 1/10/2013
Gas Price Up, Diesel Down Slightly in 2013
The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline increased less than a penny to remain at $3.30 per gallon, down eight cents from last year at this time.
USAgNet – 1/10/2013