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News Stories (24 Results) - Economic Conditions

The national Citizens Business Conditions Index™ (CBCI) rose to 51.8 in the fourth quarter, supported by continued resilience in the labor market and consumer trends. The second consecutive quarterly reading above 50 indicates that the economy exited... Read Story
January 31, 2024, 07:30 AM

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $457.7 million in October 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. October 2022 orders were 20 percent... Read Story
December 28, 2022, 07:08 AM

NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) held strong in December with a combined score of 57.8, down a tenth of a point from November and 0.6 points from the high in October. December’s score is more than three points higher than December 2019.“It now... Read Story
January 04, 2021, 08:00 AM

The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) has left pre-pandemic numbers in the dust. The August CMI reached a more than two-year high with a combined score of 56.5.—just better than January 2020 and... Read Story
September 01, 2020, 08:50 AM

The U.S. business climate remains strong with many companies in growth mode despite recent global economic headwinds – even as the current economic expansion enters its 11th year – according to a new report from Citizens Bank.The first-ever Citizens... Read Story
August 27, 2019, 09:00 AM

When it comes to preparing for the future, U.S. businesses are acting with caution. Although 83 percent of respondents have a positive outlook on the economy, more than half (58 percent) are preparing for an economic downturn, according to a newly... Read Story
June 27, 2019, 08:55 AM

After months of fluctuation, credit professionals saw positive readings for the second consecutive month in the May 2019 economic report from National Association of Credit Management. NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) has given credit managers no... Read Story
June 03, 2019, 09:00 AM

Historic optimism about the national economy from the spring (50 percent) chilled slightly this fall (40 percent), but remains well above fall 2017 (29 percent), according to the PNC Economic Outlook, a semiannual telephone survey of small and middle... Read Story
October 02, 2018, 09:00 AM

Record dry powder, a historically long economic expansion, tax reform and muted interest rates continue to drive record or near-record private equity (PE) buyout and exit activity, according to data analyzed by top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman LLP. The... Read Story
March 30, 2018, 07:24 AM

Balboa Capital released the results of its winter small business survey, and they indicate that a sizeable number of small business owners had a successful 2015 and think the United States economy met expectations. The survey, which was sent to a... Read Story
February 03, 2016, 07:28 AM

The positive beacon of light in July was extinguished this month as the August report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) showed a nearly two-point drop in the combined score—slipping from... Read Story
September 01, 2015, 07:23 AM

Nearly 70 percent of chief financial officers of U.S. companies believe the U.S. economy will either improve or remain stable during the next six months, according to the 2012 Fall CFO Survey from Grant Thornton. The survey findings reveal that 39... Read Story
December 13, 2012, 08:10 AM

Economic activity expanded at a measured pace in recent weeks, according to reports from contacts in the twelve Federal Reserve Districts. Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco grew at a modest pace, while St.... Read Story
November 29, 2012, 08:12 AM

Major issues still need to be addressed, but presuming the United States gets its fiscal house in some semblance of order, the U.S. economy could be in a transition from sluggish growth to a longer period of moderate growth, according to a new report... Read Story
November 28, 2012, 07:08 AM

The trade deficit in the U.S. probably widened in September as imports climbed, economists said before a report today. The gap grew to $45 billion, the biggest since May, from $44.2 billion in August, according to the median forecast of 75... Read Story
November 08, 2012, 07:13 AM

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 34th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
November 06, 2012, 06:14 AM

Reuters reported that lending to small U.S. businesses plunged in September to the lowest level in 14 months. According to the report, the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small... Read Story
November 01, 2012, 08:00 AM

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace in recent months.  Growth in employment has been slow, and the unemployment rate remains elevated... Read Story
October 25, 2012, 07:00 AM

According to the third quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, it appears that there are two different lending markets – one for larger and healthier companies and one for smaller and less-healthy companies.“It seems as the... Read Story
October 19, 2012, 07:00 AM

According to the October 10, 2012 Beige Book Report, twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity generally expanded modestly since the last report.Conditions in the manufacturing sector were mixed but, on balance, somewhat... Read Story
October 10, 2012, 07:00 AM

Reuters reported that lending to small U.S. businesses rose in August for a second straight month providing a sign the economy may have been regaining its footing even before the U.S. central bank's latest round of stimulus.According to the report... Read Story
October 02, 2012, 07:00 AM

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 40th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing... Read Story
October 02, 2012, 07:00 AM

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $30.1 billion or 13.2 percent to $198.5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, was the largest decrease since... Read Story
September 28, 2012, 06:00 AM

The U.S. economy is on the right track to faster growth, but obstacles will slow progress over the next year, according to a report released today by TD Economics , an affiliate of TD Bank."The U.S. economy is healing from the scars of the Great... Read Story
September 19, 2012, 06:00 AM