U.S. Factory Orders Climb 0.5% in March
"The response of capital spending to the COVID pandemic is encouraging for the outlook for 2021."
U.S. Factory Orders Climb 1.1% in December
Manufacturing has been driven by strong demand for factory goods "as 23.7% of the labor force works from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic."
U.S. Economic Growth Slows to 4% in Q4
After the worst year for the economy since at least the end of World War II, economists are still hopeful of a faster recovery in the second half of 2021.
Core Capital Goods Orders Rise 0.7% in October
The continued improvement in the key measure of U.S. business investment suggests manufacturers are optimistic about a return to normalcy next year.
U.S. Factory Orders Tumble 17.2% in April
"While this recession didn't start with a capital spending slump, the weakness in investment spending could take a long time to dissipate."
U.S. Economy Posts Smallest Annual Gain Since 2016
“Certainly, the economy isn’t firing on all cylinders, but it also doesn’t appear to be at risk of stalling out either.”
U.S. Economic Growth Slows to 1.9% in Q3
“There is something of a tug-of-war going on between consumers, who continue to spend, and businesses, which have sharply pulled back on investment.”
Consumer Spending Rises Only 0.1% in August
With income outpacing expenditures, consumers may have "a good amount of cushion to sustain spending if or as the economy slows."
Key Investment Measure Surges 1.9% in June
"The trend in durable goods orders remains decidedly weak" amid worries about a global growth slowdown and trade tensions.
U.S. Productivity Surges to 3.6% Gain in Q1
“The rebound in productivity is restraining labor costs and keeping inflation in check,” an economist says.
Key Investment Measure Gains 0.8% in January
Core capital goods orders rebounded from a sharp drop in December, suggesting the slowdown in business investment may be shallow.