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As the U.S. economy faces decades-high inflation, soaring interest rates and continued supply chain and labor shortages, midsize business leaders across the country are increasingly cautious in their economic outlooks, according to JPMorgan Chase’s... Read Story

June 29, 2022, 07:00 AM

April 2022 orders of manufacturing technology totaled $513.4 million, the second month in a row surpassing half a billion dollars, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For... Read Story

June 20, 2022, 07:00 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index was unchanged in April, remaining at 93.2 and the fourth consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Small business owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months decreased one point... Read Story

May 12, 2022, 07:00 AM

The labor shortage continues to be a major challenge for small businesses as owners compete for workers, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. Twenty-two percent of owners reported that labor quality was their top business problem, in second place... Read Story

April 11, 2022, 07:20 AM

Economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in February for the 21st consecutive month, say the nation's hospital supply executives in the latest Hospital ISM Report On Business.The report was issued by Nancy LeMaster, MBA, Chair of the... Read Story

March 14, 2022, 07:00 AM

Small businesses continued to struggle to increase their workforce in February, with 22 percent of owners reporting that labor quality was their top business problem, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. Eleven percent of owners cited labor costs... Read Story

March 07, 2022, 06:00 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased slightly in December to 98.9, up 0.5 points from November. Twenty-two percent of small business owners reported that inflation was their single most important problem encountered in operating their... Read Story

January 31, 2022, 08:00 AM

The U.S. economy is moving from a post-reopening boom phase toward a moderating period, which, depending on the policy prescription, may end up feeling like a mid-cycle slowdown in the second half of 2022, according to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial... Read Story

January 19, 2022, 08:00 AM

Economic growth will slow relative to last year’s robust pace but remain above long-run potential, according to the latest forecast of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee. The EAC consensus forecast also anticipates softer... Read Story

January 14, 2022, 07:00 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased slightly in November by 0.2 points to 98.4. Four of the 10 Index components improved, four declined, and two were unchanged. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased four points to 63.“As the end of the... Read Story

December 29, 2021, 08:00 AM

Economic improvement in the United States will continue in 2022, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in the December 2021 Semiannual Economic Forecast. This expansion will continue a growth trend that began in June 2020, as... Read Story

December 14, 2021, 08:00 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased slightly in October by 0.9 points to 98.2. One of the 10 Index components improved, seven declined and two were unchanged.“Small business owners are attempting to take advantage of current economic... Read Story

November 11, 2021, 07:30 AM

Business owners are feeling optimistic about the near-term future of their businesses amid increasing vaccination rates, and those who report that more than three-quarters of their workforce has been vaccinated are the most positive about their... Read Story

September 29, 2021, 06:00 AM

The NFIB Research Center released a quarterly Small Business Economic Trends industry report highlighting the construction, manufacturing, retail and services industries. NFIB’s July Small Business Economic Trends report showed the overall Optimism... Read Story

September 07, 2021, 07:10 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased in July to 99.7, a decrease of 2.8 points, reversing June’s 2.9-point gain. Six of the 10 components declined, three improved and one was unchanged. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased seven points to... Read Story

August 13, 2021, 08:00 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 0.2 points in May to 99.6. May saw a slight pause in the recovery of small business optimism after steadily increasing each month in 2021. As reported in NFIB’s monthly jobs report, a record-high 48 percent... Read Story

June 14, 2021, 08:00 AM

Small business owners (SBOs) report they are doing better than expected as the economy continues to gain steam amid the waning pandemic, according to the results of the 2021 Small Business Survey, released by TD Bank. The survey polled more than 750... Read Story

May 04, 2021, 08:10 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose 2.4 points in March to 98.2. March’s reading is the first return to the average historical reading since last November. The NFIB Uncertainty Index increased six points to 81, which was primarily driven by... Read Story

April 19, 2021, 06:00 AM

NACM's Credit Managers' Index (CMI) gained two points in March. Following four months of fluctuations, the March CMI reached its second-highest combined score in a year and just half a point shy of the highest seen in January."It is normally the task... Read Story

April 12, 2021, 07:00 AM

The NFIB Research Center released its latest COVID-19 survey on the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses. This survey marks NFIB’s 16th survey in the series, which started in early March 2020. Thirteen percent of small business owners... Read Story

April 05, 2021, 08:10 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined in January to 95.0, down 0.9 from December and three points below the 47-year average of 98. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months declined seven points to a net negative... Read Story

February 17, 2021, 07:06 AM

Employment in U.S. metros rebounded from losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, although the median recovery in Western metros is eight percentage points lower than the national rate. The recovery's sustainability may be vulnerable to surging... Read Story

January 04, 2021, 08:57 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 2.6 points in November to 101.4 but remains well above the 47-year historical average reading of 98. Six of the 10 Index components declined and four increased. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased 8... Read Story

December 23, 2020, 09:05 AM

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council) released its 2020 annual report, which describes significant financial market and regulatory developments, potential emerging threats to U.S. financial stability, and offers recommendations to... Read Story

December 07, 2020, 09:00 AM

The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) has left pre-pandemic numbers in the dust. October’s CMI rose 2.4 points to 58.4, its highest combined score in more than a decade and a half. Primarily due to... Read Story

November 02, 2020, 09:15 AM

While companies hinted at waning optimism in 2019, COVID-19's impact on almost every aspect of business operations led to a significantly more negative organizational outlook, according to the 2020 Treasury Perspectives survey, released by Strategic... Read Story

October 29, 2020, 08:35 AM

Fitch Ratings in its latest Global Economic Outlook (GEO) released Monday expects global GDP to fall by 4.4% in 2020, a modest upward revision from the 4.6% decline expected in the June GEO. The recovery in economic activity after the unprecedented... Read Story

September 08, 2020, 08:45 AM

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. CEOs remain confident in the growth prospects of the domestic economy and their companies and are accelerating investments in digital transformation, according to a study released today by KPMG LLP... Read Story

August 26, 2020, 09:05 AM

NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.8 points to 98.8 in July, near the survey’s historical average. Overall, 4 of the 10 Index components improved, 5 declined, and 1 was unchanged. The NFIB Uncertainty Index increased 7 points to 88. Reports... Read Story

August 11, 2020, 08:00 AM

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in May, and the overall economy returned to expansion after one month of contraction, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report... Read Story

June 03, 2020, 09:15 AM

After what can be considered the worst month in the history of National Association of Credit Management’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), several factors rebounded in May. The current index showed many gains, especially in the favorable factors, but... Read Story

June 02, 2020, 09:15 AM

The coronavirus crisis is crushing global GDP growth according to Fitch Ratings in its latest quarterly "Global Economic Outlook" (GEO)."The level of world GDP is falling. For all intents and purposes we are in global recession territory," said Brian... Read Story

March 23, 2020, 09:15 AM

Credit managers across the U.S. are reporting better economic conditions, especially in the service sector of the latest Credit Managers’ Index from the National Association of Credit Management. The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from NACM rebounded... Read Story

November 01, 2019, 09:00 AM

Tight cash flow is the greatest challenge facing small businesses in the U.S., according to the latest Global Business Monitor study from global SMB partner, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) and global leader in trade credit insurance Euler... Read Story

October 23, 2019, 09:00 AM

National Association of Credit Management’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) faltered a bit in September after a robust showing the previous month. “That gain was short-lived as this month there was a bit of a decline. The data is still pretty firmly in... Read Story

October 01, 2019, 09:00 AM

Large advanced economies are at a late stage in the business cycle, pointing to limited capacity for growth to exceed estimated supply-side potential growth over the medium-term, according to Fitch Ratings' Economics team.Fitch has introduced new... Read Story

September 30, 2019, 08:00 AM

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.6 points to 103.1, remaining within the top 15 percent of readings. Overall, August was a good month for small business. However, optimism slipped because fewer owners said they expect better business... Read Story

September 12, 2019, 09:00 AM

The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management saw a positive uptick this month, climbing out of the lower index from July. The combined score read 55.2 for the month of August, a reading safely in the expansion... Read Story

September 05, 2019, 08:45 AM

RSM Canada (RSM), the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses, today launched its second edition of ‘The Real Economy, Canada’ – a quarterly report that provides Canadian businesses with... Read Story

August 01, 2019, 08:00 AM

Credit professionals saw some improvements in the service sector but drops in the manufacturing sector in the April 2019 economic report from National Association of Credit Management. The combined score for the NACM Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) saw... Read Story

May 01, 2019, 09:15 AM

Business executives’ outlook on the U.S. economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief... Read Story

December 14, 2018, 08:00 AM

Small business optimism posted a modest decline in November with a reading of 104.8, while continuing its exceptionally strong two-year trend, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index. Slightly more than half of the decline was... Read Story

December 14, 2018, 07:00 AM

Small business lending resumed double-digit growth while credit quality remained strong in October, according to PayNet, a provider of small business credit data and analysis. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI)... Read Story

December 06, 2018, 08:00 AM

Small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another record high in October 2018, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. The October approval percentage for big banks (assets of $10 billion+) rose two-tenths of a... Read Story

November 12, 2018, 08:00 AM

The Small Business Optimism Index marked its second-highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9, rising to within 0.1 point of the July 1983 record-high of 108. The July 2018 report also set new records in terms of owners reporting job... Read Story

August 27, 2018, 09:00 AM

PayNet reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) increased 3% from 126.5 in May 2018 to 130.5 in June, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth. Compared to the same month one year ago, the index is up 8%. “In a... Read Story

August 16, 2018, 08:00 AM

Small business optimism is at an all-time high in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 11-18, 2018.The survey, which measures small business optimism, had an overall Index score of 118, 12 percentage points... Read Story

August 10, 2018, 08:00 AM

U.S. Global Trading and Universal Banks (GTUBs) reported strong Capital Markets earnings for the first quarter of 2018, however it will be hard for the U.S. GTUBs to beat first-quarter earnings later in 2018, according to the latest Capital Markets... Read Story

April 26, 2018, 08:01 AM

The small business optimism index reached its 16th consecutive month in the top five percent of 45 years of survey readings, according to the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends survey. The 104.7 March reading, down from 107.6 in February, remains... Read Story

April 13, 2018, 08:00 AM

Business executives’ optimism about the U.S. economy continues to soar but is tempered somewhat by growing inflation concerns, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial... Read Story

March 09, 2018, 07:00 AM

Annual worldwide corporate R&D spending broke through $700bn in annual investment, according to an annual analysis of R&D spending across 1000 global public companies by PwC’s Strategy&.It shows corporate R&D spending increased a steady 3% in the... Read Story

October 25, 2017, 08:00 AM

Buildings will become nodes on the Internet of Things. Affordable housing will become an incubator for innovation. Immigration will emerge as one of the driving forces behind housing growth. These are some of the trends spotlighted in a new report... Read Story

October 19, 2017, 08:00 AM

Quarterly dollar funding to VC-backed companies based in the United States edged past Q2 2017’s tally for an eight-quarter high, according to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and CB Insights.In Q3 2017, investors deployed... Read Story

October 12, 2017, 08:00 AM

The vast majority of surveyed Americans believe manufacturing plays a vital role in safeguarding U.S. economic prosperity and maintaining their quality of life, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Perceptions Survey from Deloitte and The... Read Story

May 31, 2017, 08:00 AM

SunTrust Banks released its annual Business Pulse Survey, showing that nearly two-thirds of business leaders expect the global and U.S. economy to improve through 2017. Even more optimistic about their own companies, as 75 percent of middle market... Read Story

March 23, 2017, 07:00 AM

Business leaders are skeptical of Congressional predictions that U.S. tax reform will come by this summer, with more than half (53 percent) predicting that significant business tax reform won’t arrive until 2018, according to a recent poll by KPMG... Read Story

March 20, 2017, 08:00 AM

PwC released its tri-annual M&A Integration Survey, now in its 20th year, which has tracked the integration strengths and weaknesses of public-company M&A since 1997.With increasingly diverse and multigenerational workforces, and most industries... Read Story

March 16, 2017, 08:00 AM

Antares Capital, a provider of financing solutions for the middle-market, released its 2017 Market Outlook Survey of private equity borrowers, sponsors and investors in the middle market. The survey, Antares Compass, examines post-election sentiment... Read Story

March 03, 2017, 07:47 AM

According to the January report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the combined score changed only slightly, to 54 from 54.1 the previous month. The combined score for the favorable factors... Read Story

February 02, 2017, 07:00 AM

Economic growth, strong public equity valuations, and a healthy debt market should boost deal making, according to Inside the Middle Market released by Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) 2017 could be a pivotal year if pro-business... Read Story

January 27, 2017, 08:00 AM

ACG New York, the largest association of middle market deal making professionals in New York, announced today the results of its annual Year-End Middle Market Survey, which found strong optimism for middle market M&A activity in 2017. The results are... Read Story

January 26, 2017, 07:23 AM

The September economic report from the National Association of Credit Management shows an improved combined overall score above 50.The September report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM)... Read Story

October 03, 2016, 08:08 AM

Nervous investors sent financial markets on a rollercoaster ride to start this year, but the story for the American economy has not changed over the past three months according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank. The resilience... Read Story

March 24, 2016, 07:19 AM

Small business owners expressed a level of optimism not seen in a year in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted January 11-15, as the Index’s overall score rose to 67, a 13-point gain from November’s survey.The quarterly... Read Story

February 16, 2016, 08:01 AM

A recent Capital One Bank and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) survey found that a strong majority of CPAs in the state (85 percent) expect their businesses to grow in the coming year. That’s the good news …And now for the... Read Story

July 28, 2015, 07:02 AM

According to a report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, snowstorms and freezing temperatures slowed the economy at the start of this year, but spring has just arrived and with it will come brighter prospects for growth.  "Economic momentum... Read Story

March 24, 2014, 07:42 AM

The latest results of small business trends prepared by PayNet registers another increase for small business investment. At the same time, small businesses exhibited a slight  increase in delinquent payment of loans and leases.The Thomson... Read Story

January 02, 2014, 07:46 AM

Research released from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management shows that 65 percent of the 951 privately-held businesses surveyed believe that growth opportunities will increase over the next twelve months. According to... Read Story

November 22, 2013, 07:11 AM

Small business lending demand hit its highest level of 2013 in March, according to the Monthly Small Business Lending Index released by Direct Capital. The index showed that small business lending demand across the United States in March was up 4.5%... Read Story

April 15, 2013, 07:25 AM

TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank released a special report indicating that recovery in the housing market augers for continued improvement in U.S. commercial real estate over the next two years. Despite challenges – including gradually rising... Read Story

April 10, 2013, 07:23 AM