Is the Economy Reaching a Peak?

A key “look ahead” reading of the U.S. economy declined in September. Should we be worried?

According to a new report, The Conference Board said that its Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.2 percent in September to 128.6 (2010 = 100), following a 0…

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Education and Optimism

The level of education an American has attained is a good predictor of how optimistic, (or pessimistic) he or she is about succeeding in the 21st century economy, according to a new national survey developed by public relations firm Burson-Marsteller.

According to “Making it in America: The View from…

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Get Ready for Manufacturing Day 2017!

Manufacturing Day is observed on the first Friday in October, so mark your calendars.

Really, doesn’t it seem a bit old-school communist that we have a Manufacturing Day? Nonetheless, we do, so let’s look at U.S. manufacturing as of 2017.

For one thing, we all know…

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Construction to Increase to $1.6 Trillion in 2021, Short of Bubble High

US construction expenditures are forecast to reach $1.6 trillion in 2021, according to a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports.

Contractors stand to benefit from continued gains in the number of households; household incomes; and business, nonprofit organization, and government investment.

Residential building construction is projected to outpace…

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