Interest Rate Increase Likely Shifted to December
There had been some expectations that the Fed might begin to increase short-term interest rates at its September meeting, but given recent financial market volatility, conventional wisdom has now shifted for normalization of federal funds rates to start at the December 15-16 meeting.
National Association of Manufacturers – 9/16/2015
U.S. economy nearing full employment, bounced back in second quarter: Fed's Fischer
The U.S. economy probably bounced back to an annual growth rate of around 2.5 percent in the second quarter, and the labor market is approaching full employment, Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday.
Reuters – 7/1/2015
Manufacturing activity rises in May
Manufacturing activity picked up modestly last month in a sign that a recent slump in the sector may be easing.
USA Today – 6/1/2015
U.S. Manufacturing Production Up Slightly in March
Manufacturing production increased 0.1 percent in March. This followed three months of weaker data, including declines in both January and February.
National Association of Manufacturers – 4/23/2015
Latest Survey of Manufacturers. Reflects Optimism about Coming Months
The latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers continues to reflect optimism about the coming months, with 91.2 percent of survey respondents saying they are either somewhat or very positive about their own company's outlook.
National Association of Manufacturers – 12/8/2014
Despite Encouraging Data, Manufacturers Continue to Have Concerns
Despite rising manufacturing activity, manufacturers continue to have a number of concerns.
National Association of Manufacturers – 11/3/2014
Machinery is the Only Industry to Experience Declining Production in September
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
AED News – 10/7/2014
Indicators Show Marked Improvements in U.S. Economy
Several recent indicators have shown marked improvements in the U.S. economy and for manufacturing activity, particularly when compared to earlier in the year.
National Association of Manufacturers – 10/6/2014
US economic growth revised upwards again
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.
BBC News – 9/26/2014
Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
CBS News – 8/27/2014