Economic News Blog
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Real Fed Funds Rate Unchanged from Last Month

Unless the rate of inflation begins to increase, the change in the real Fed funds rate will begin to stagnate in the next couple of months.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Machine Tool Unit Sales Down 5.3% in February

After orders grew at a strong rate every month of the fourth quarter of 2013, the month-over-month rate of change has contracted the first two months of 2014.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Cutting Tool Orders Contract 8.0% in February

This is the fifth month in a row that cutting tool orders have contracted compared to one year ago. However, the rate of contraction in February was less than it was in January.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Rate of Growth in Monetary Base Slows to 32.0%

This is the fourth straight month that the month-over-month rate of change has declined.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

$525.8 Million Market Projected for Grinding Machines -- Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Largest Spender

Grinding, Other is the largest segment of the market at $167.6 million in spending projected. Machinery and equipment manufacturing is the largest projected segment of the market with projected spending of $229.6 million.
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