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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Housing Permits Up 6.8% from December 2013

On annual basis, the rate of growth in housing permits continued to decelerate. However, it appears that the decelerating growth trend should end soon.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Construction Spending Definitely Slowing

The month-over-month rate of change is still growing at a modest rate, but the annual rate of change has slowed for five months and will continue to do so.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Capital Goods Orders Contract for First Time since June

Capital goods orders are very volatile, but the contraction in November was the fastest since February 2014.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Capacity Utilization Growth Rate Accelerates Too

Like durable goods production, the month-over-month growth rate in capacity utilization has accelerated the last two months and is at its second fastest rate of growth since July 2012.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 Capital Spending Forecast for Machining Centers is $3.2 Billion; Metalcutting Job Shops Plan to Spend the Largest Amount

Vertical machining centers with greater than 20” Y is the largest segment of this market with projected spending of $817.2 million. Metalcutting job shops plan to spend the largest amount on machining centers with projected spending of $960 million.
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