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Friday, September 01, 2017

Durable Goods Spending Still Going Strong

The growth rate remains above average, but it is moderating.


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Friday, September 01, 2017

Monthly Income Growth Falls Under 1.0 Percent

Consequently, the annual rate of growth in disposable income decelerated to 1.3 percent, the slowest since August 2014.


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

August GBI: 55.0

Data from the Gardner Business Index (GBI) for August increased from the prior month to 55.0, bringing the index closer to its year-to-date index average to 55.3.  Gardner Intelligence’s review of the data indicate that supplier deliveries, new orders, and production lifted the business index higher while employment, backlog and exports pulled the index lower.  The only component that contracted for the month was exports.  In the year-to-date and one-year ago periods, the GBI is up 8.7 percent and 12.2 percent respectively.


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Monday, August 28, 2017

The Question I Always Get Asked

How do I get the Gardner Business Index data?


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Capacity Utilization Contracts for Second Month

After six straight months of growth, durable goods capacity utilization contracted in June and July.


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