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Monday, February 18, 2019

Capacity Utilization Growing at Fastest Rate in Six Years

Annual growth in durable-goods capacity utilization reached 2.3 percent, accelerating for the eighth consecutive month to its fastest rate since March 2013.
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Monday, February 18, 2019

Growth in Cutting Tool Orders Slows Heading into 2019

In December, cutting tool orders were $189.1 million, which was the first month orders were below $200 million since February 2018.
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Monday, February 18, 2019

Change in 10-Year Rate Reverses Course

The change in the 10-year Treasury rate has declined for the second month in a row, falling below zero for the first time since March 2018.
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Monday, February 18, 2019

Production Grows for 26th Consecutive Month

While the index for production of durable goods was at its lowest reading since July 2018, grew 3.8 compared with one year ago.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

December Machine Tool Orders Total 2,300

Machine tool orders were more than 2,000 units for the ninth-consecutive month, but the rate of growth has contracted two of the last three months.
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