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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Are Incomes Going Down? (Not Really).

Personal income decreased $3.5 billion (less than -0.1 percent) in June according to estimates released by the government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Huh?

Disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $4.2 billion (less than -0.1 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $8.1 billion (0.1…

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The Economy will be Fine, Unless

The economy has been chugging along nicely in recent months, but some upcoming events could knock it off the tracks, according to a report from mortgage funder Fannie Mae.

For instance, there could be a partial government shutdown soon, along with a failure by congress to address the debt ceiling…

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