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Friday, March 27, 2015

Real 10-Year Rate Rises for First Time since December 2013

It was the first time the real rate increase from one year ago since July 2013.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Housing Permits Growing Faster for Two Months

Falling real interest rates are finally providing some lift to housing permits.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Capacity Utilization Growth Rate Slowest since February 2014

Capacity utilization reached its peak level in July 2014 due to strength in the automotive industry.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Production Grows at Slowest Rate since January 2014

After growing faster than 5.0% month-over-month, production grew at just 3.9% in February.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 Capital Spending Survey and Forecast for Machining Centers is $3.2 Billion; Plants with More than 250 Employees Plan to Spend the Largest Amount; Metalcutting Job Shops Largest Spenders

Plants with greater than 250 employees are the largest segment of this market with projected spending of $966 million. Metalcutting job shops plan to spend the largest amount on machining centers with projected spending of $959.9 million.
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