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Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 65.1, the highest index in two years and an increase from the February index of 63.3. The first quarter MCI levels are the three highest since April 2011.
Through 2020, the report projects that energy intensive manufacturing employment will expand by more than 1 percent annually nationwide, with 72 percent of those jobs coming in metro areas.
Aviation companies in Wisconsin would be exempt from having to pay sales taxes on aircraft maintenance parts and labor under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.
Results of the Fed's annual "stress tests" showed Thursday that all but one of 30 top banks passed muster with sufficient capital buffers to keep them lending through an economic crisis.
A new study documents the bleak plight of Americans who have been unemployed for more than six months: Just 11 percent of them, on average, will ever regain steady full-time work.
A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in February by the largest amount in three months, suggesting growth should rebound following a severe winter.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, which is close to pre-recession levels and suggests a stable job market.
The Commerce Department says the imbalance fell to $81.1 billion in the fourth quarter, down from $96.4 billion in the July-September quarter. That's the smallest gap since the third quarter of 1999.
For all practical purposes we are now in the post industrial service economy and the manufacturing crisis has now become a crisis of the middle class.
It seems that — if we’re to believe the hype — unless you’re Apple, a skinny-jeans manufacturer, or in the organic foods business, you can kiss your growth goodbye.
The state's unprecedented oil bonanza has made it the economic darling of the nation — boasting a sturdy economy, a state government budget surplus, and its highest population ever.
U.S. chief executives have grown more optimistic about economic growth this year, and more of them plan to boost spending and hiring within the next six months.
Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame.
New U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus embraced the increasingly intertwined relationship between the two countries, saying he would push for fair trade while urging Beijing to respect human rights.
The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose in just one state — Iowa — where the rate increased to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent. That's far below the national rate of 6.6 percent that month.
Ohio is among states proposing to block future Tesla direct-sales stores on grounds they undercut traditional auto dealerships.
U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals.
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The U.S. government is running a deficit that is 23.6 percent lower than in the same period a year ago through the first five months of this budget year.
The International Monetary Fund is warning that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to reduce it.
U.S. businesses continued to restock their shelves and warehouses in January, but sales plunged during the snowstorm-plagued month.
U.S. retail sales bounced back in February after suffering a steep decline during a bitterly cold January. Shoppers spent more on autos, clothing and furniture.
Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.