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Monday, May 11, 2015

Machine Tool Unit Orders Up, Dollar Orders Down in March

Unit orders were up from one year ago for the first time in 2015, but dollar orders have contracted at an accelerating rate for three straight months.
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Monetary Base at Second Highest Level Ever in April

After a month of contraction compared with the previous year in February, the monetary base has grown slightly the last two months.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Capital Goods Orders Contract for Fifth Straight Month

Total capital goods orders contracted 2.8% in March despite solid growth in motor vehicle and parts and aerospace new orders.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

April GBI at 48.7 – Growth Streak Ends at 15 Months

Compared with one year ago, the index has contracted for four straight months.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Growth in Consumer Spending Slows for Second Month

Total consumer spending growth has been below average since May 2006 while consumer durable goods spending growth remains nearly 50% above average.
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