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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Housing Permits Improving Compared to Last Year

Compared to 2013, housing permits have increased more than 10% three of the last four months. Therefore, it looks like the annual rate of change will bottom out in the next few months.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Durable Goods Capacity Utilization above 77% Last Five Months

Durable goods capacity utilization has been growing at an accelerating rate annually, which is indication of increased capital spending in 2015.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Durable Goods Production Second Highest Level Ever

Durable goods production continues to grow at an above average rate, indicating strong capital equipment spending in 2015.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Machine Tool Sales Contract Three out of Four Months

In August, machine tool unit sales contracted month-over-month at a rate of 5.1%.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Cutting Tool Orders Lowest Since February

Cutting tool orders have contracted every month but one in 2014.
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