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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Machine Tool Market Remains Strong, But Growth is Slow

2014 got off to a slow start, but the last four months have seen machine tool orders above 2,000 units. This is a sign of a relatively strong market, but the growth rate is pretty low.
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Friday, August 08, 2014

U.S. Monetary Base Surpasses $4 Trillion for First Time

But, the one-month rate of change has decelerated seven straight months. And, the annual rate of change decelerated for the first time since February 2013.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

June Total Capital Goods New Orders Highest in 2014

However, the month-over-month rate of change was -6.9%. This is the second month in a row of contraction.
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Friday, August 01, 2014

July GBI at 52.0 – Slowest Growth of 2014

The Gardner Business Index showed that durable goods manufacturing grew for the seventh consecutive month and for the ninth time in the last 10 months.
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Friday, August 01, 2014

Consumer Spending Growth Rate Unchanged in June

The annual rate of change has been stuck at 2.4% since November 2013. This is still about 33% below the historical average growth rate in consumer spending.
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