U.S. Economy / Markets Articles
Contract settlement ends West Coast port slowdown
West Coast ports are resuming full operation after settlement of a labor dispute that snarled Asia-bound traffic for weeks, hitting meat and produce exports especially hard.
February 21, 2015 – AgriPulse
Consumer, Small Business Sentiment Fall
Measures of consumer and small business sentiment both fell unexpectedly last week, representing a pullback in optimism after reaching pre-recessionary highs the month before.
February 17, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers
U.S. Manufacturers Add Nearly 19,000 Workers Per Month
Manufacturers in the United States have added roughly 18,800 workers per month on average over the past 13 months, with an average of 29,000 from October through January.
February 9, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers
Double-Digit Spike for December New Home Sales
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 11.6 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
January 29, 2015 – Rock Products
Quantitative Easing in Europe Could Affect U.S. Manufacturers
The European Central Bank (ECB) finally announced its long-awaited quantitative easing program on Thursday.
January 26, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers
Manufacturing Employment Continued to Grow in 2014
Manufacturers hired an additional 15,500 workers on average each month in 2014, with 762,000 more employees since the end of 2009.
January 12, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers
Growth in Manufacturing Activity Slows in December
Growth in manufacturing activity slowed somewhat in December, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
January 5, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers
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.
December 8, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers
Central Banks Act in Attempt to Lift Global Economy
Central banks around the world have acted recently in an attempt to lift a sagging global economy.
November 24, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers
Purchasers Shifting to New Equipment: Report
Purchasers of construction equipment have shifted attention to new machines from used, according to a report from Purchasing.com.
November 19, 2014 – Construction Equipment
Manufacturers 2Q Value-Added More Than $2 Trillion
Manufacturers added more than $2 trillion in value-added to the U.S. economy in the second quarter of 2014.
November 17, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers
Exports Remain Sluggish for U.S.-Manufactured Goods
For manufacturers, dampened demand overseas has kept U.S.-manufactured goods exports sluggish so far this year.
November 10, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers
Despite Encouraging Data, Manufacturers Continue to Have Concerns
Despite rising manufacturing activity, manufacturers continue to have a number of concerns.
November 3, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers
US business borrowing for equipment rises in September: ELFA
U.S. companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment rose in September, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) said.
October 21, 2014 – Reuters
US growth 'modest to moderate', says Fed Beige Book
The US economy grew at a "modest to moderate" pace, the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book reports.
October 15, 2014 – BBC News
New construction equipment sales up 11 percent in August, used sales down
Compared to one year ago, the number of new financed construction equipment units sold rose 11 percent this August, according to Equipment Data Associates figures.
October 8, 2014 – Equipment World
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.
October 7, 2014 – AED News
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.
October 6, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers
Manufacturing in U.S. Cools as Factories Settle Into More Sustainable Expansion
American factories capped their strongest quarter in more than three years, even with the rate of growth easing in September, as manufacturing helps the U.S. economy withstand slower global markets.
October 1, 2014 – Bloomberg
PCA forecast: Cement consumption to see growth through 2016
According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), cement consumption in the U.S. will see steady gains over the next three years. - See more at: http://www.betterroads.com/pca-forecast-cement-consumption-to-see-growth-through-2016/#sthash.1ZGb8bY1.dpuf
September 29, 2014 – Better Roads