Whether the price plunge ultimately helps or harms the global economy depends on how low oil prices fall, how long they stay low, and whether they trigger political upheaval that interrupts trade or spooks investors.
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New construction starts had an overall healthy November gain, led by nonresidential and nonbuilding construction, while residential construction retreated.
The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.5 percent in 2015, 3.9 percent in 2016, and 3.1 percent in 2017.
Prices have barely budged, even though hiring has picked up and the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8 percent.
For drivers, shippers, airlines and other consumers of fuel, there's nothing not to like about the drop in oil prices. For oil companies, oil-producing states, and oil-exporting countries, the drop is painful.
The Fed may no longer say it plans to keep a key interest rate near zero for a "considerable time." If so, the Fed would be signaling that it's moving closer to raising rates — eventually.
Manufacturing output has risen 4.8 percent over the past 12 months, and is now above the previous high set just before the downturn began in December 2007.
Effective in January, Grainger is withdrawing to eliminate duplicative administrative requirements and costs inherent with dual listings with both the Chicago Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.
Analyzing indicators and the changes in oil production following the drop in crude oil prices during the 2008-09 recession may offer some insight into possible near-term oil production trends.
Grainger's U.S. sales increased 9 percent during the month, including 1 percent growth each from season products and Ebola-related safety products.
Falling fuel prices drove down export prices of nonagricultural industrial supplies, while lower metals prices dropped the cost on imports of nonfuel industrial supplies.
The president of the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute says the increased sales immediately after IMTS in Chicago have created a momentum that has continued to swell into the fourth quarter.
The high-quality steel manufacturer and value-added distributor posted a relatively flat net income gain, while net sales increased 3.7 percent over last year.
Software solutions provider Exact surveyed small and medium-sized businesses in Connecticut, finding the majority anticipate more growth in 2015 than 2014.
Economists are watching closely to see if businesses begin holding back on expanding inventories in the face of weaker sales.
On the heels of selling its Hardware Solutions business unit to The Home Depot, HD Supply's third quarter performance represents the 18th consecutive quarter of year-over-year average daily sales growth.
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With just one month to go, the country is on track to see the largest annual gain in jobs since 1999. More people working means more incomes and higher consumer spending.
Association officials cautioned, however, that the latest figures include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening.
The lower deficit reflects in part growth in U.S. exports, which have climbed to record levels this year, giving a boost to American manufacturers.
North Dakota had the largest increase in oil reserves among individual states, while Texas remains by far the leading state in total proved oil reserves.
The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama's promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, is up to +257,000 jobs, after positive revisions to October and September’s data.
The figures suggest that businesses remain confident enough in the economy and their level of customer demand to add workers despite sluggish growth overseas.
The Winona, MN-based company posted a near double-digit percentage increase in monthly sales, with daily sales showing an even bigger increase.
Association officials said the construction job gains come as new federal figures show year-over-year growth in construction spending and many firms report impacts from growing shortages of qualified workers.
A closer look at November's PMI figure, which indicates growth for the 66th consecutive month in the overall economy, and expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 18th consecutive month.
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