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Friday, January 16, 2015

Durable Goods Production Growth Accelerates

Production grew at its second fastest rate month-over-month since November 2012.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Real 10-Year Treasury Rate Lowest since May 2013

The real 10-year treasury rate has been falling since December 2013. And, the year-over-year change has been growing more negative for five months.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cutting Tool Orders Continue to Improve

Cutting tool orders dipped very slightly from one year ago but the overall trend continues to move in a positive direction.
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Machine Tool Orders Contract for Third Time in Four Months

A close look at the monthly data seems to indicate that a number of orders were held from June and July and pushed into September for IMTS. Also, it appears that orders were pulled forward from October and November into September for IMTS.
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Monetary Base Jumps $100 Billion to End 2014

As QE ended, the monetary base fell nearly $200 billion in October and November. But, it jumped back up nearly $100 billion in December.
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