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Credit Managers Saw Trends Collapse in September

The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) has said that its report of the Credit Managers’ Index for September fell to 54.9 from 56.7 in August. The drop is relative ...
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Consumer Confidence Hits the Skids

The Conference Board released the reading on consumer confidence for the month of September -- and the report looks like confidence hit the skids. The reading was 86.0, which fell ...
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Chicago PMI Signals Slower Business Activity

The Institute for Supply Management has released its Chicago Producers Manufacturing Index, or PMI. The Chicago Business Barometer for the month of September fell to 60.5, which came in lower than ...
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Full Preview for September Unemployment and Payrolls Report

This Friday will bring the key jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department. While the financial markets will want a positive payrolls number, the reality is that the bulls may ...
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Texas Manufacturing Activity Gains in September

The Dallas Federal Reserve has issued its report signaling that manufacturing activity increased again in September in Texas. This regional report was based upon business executives responding to the Texas ...
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Personal Income and Spending Gain for August

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its report on personal income and spending for the month of August. Personal income rose by 0.3% and consumer spending rose 0.5%. Both reports ...
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Why Durable Goods Reporting Should Begin to Normalize (Soon)

Investors have been taught over and over that the U.S. Commerce Department's reading on durable goods each month is perhaps the most volatile of all major economic readings. The reason ...
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GDP Bounce Keeps Climbing

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its readings on gross domestic product (GDP) Friday morning. In recent history for this quarter, the initial estimate that came out in July at ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding Under 300,000

The U.S. Labor Department has released its weekly jobless claims, and we have another week of less than 300,000 in new claims. The trend is still lower, with claims rising ...
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Durable Goods Show Record Decline, Following Record Gain

Durable goods are showing a record drop for the month of August, but that is on the heels of a record gain in the month of July. August's durable goods ...
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Flash PMI and Richmond Fed Show Mixed Economic Readings

The flash Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) and the Richmond Fed released their numbers on Tuesday morning, giving off mixed economic readings. The Richmond Fed in its manufacturing report pointed to solid strength ...
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As Plosser Retirement Announced, Federal Reserve Loses Hawk and Gets More Dovish

Monday morning carried news that Charles Plosser, the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Fed, announced that he will retire as of March 1, 2015. Plosser served as the 10th ...
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Chicago Fed Shows Worrying Signs for National Growth Trends

The Chicago Federal Reserve has released its Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) for the month of August. While this report is from a regional branch, it covers the nation, ...
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FOMC Verdict: Dovish Bias Remains

The Federal Reserve made its announcement for the FOMC policy meeting Wednesday afternoon, swinging markets from up to down -- and back to up initially. The long and short of ...
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CPI Moves From Inflation to Deflation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of August on Wednesday morning. Consumer prices fell in August, which creates a conundrum for a ...
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