January 2014 Philly Fed Business Outlook Improves, Internals Mixed

Written by Steven Hansen The Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey strengthened marginally but remains in positive territory. Key element new orders softened but remains expansion territory.

January 2014 Empire State Survey Jumps Further Into Expansion Territory

Written by Steven Hansen The Empire State Manufacturing Survey jumped further into expansion territory in January 2014.

November 2013 Business Inventories and Sales Again Soften Marginally

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for November 2013 shows sales declined with inventories higher than normal. This is in contrast to the US Census view which sees sales increasing and inventory levels normal.