Economic News Blog

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Durable Goods Spending Grows 8.0% in December

December’s durable goods spending grew at its fastest rate since May 2018.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Encouraging GBI Implies Expanding Domestic Demand

January’s GBI reading ends a five-month trend of accelerating contraction in manufacturing, representing the highest Index reading since June of 2019.
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Possible Turning Point in Cutting Tool Orders in 2020

In November, cutting tool orders contracted 11.3%, the fastest rate of contraction since July 2016.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Housing Permits Up 12.5% in December

December was third month in the last four that housing permits increased more than 12%.
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Monday, January 27, 2020

Monetary Base Grows for First Time Since February 2018

In December, the monetary base was $3.427 trillion, which was its highest level since November 2018.
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