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Manufacturing Production Declines Due to Poor Weather
A perfectly timed winter storm at the end of last week coincided with news that cold weather has had a negative impact on consumer spending and manufacturing output.
National Association of Manufacturers – 2/18/2014

Real GDP Up Only 1.9% in 2013, Less than 2012 Increase
U.S. real GDP rose only 1.9 percent for 2013 as a whole, below the 2.8 percent figure seen in 2012.
National Association of Manufacturers – 2/3/2014

Economy grew at 3.2% rate in fourth quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter on the strength of the strongest consumer spending in three years, an encouraging sign for 2014.
Los Angeles Times – 1/30/2014

US Manufacturers Likely Growing At Faster Rate Than China, Europe
In the global economy this week, data will probably show U.S. manufacturers are expanding at a faster rate than their counterparts in China and Europe. Growth at American producers held close to the highest level since early 2011.
Bloomberg – 12/28/2013

Industrial Production in U.S. Falls by Most in Eight Months
Industrial production declined in April by the most in eight months, reflecting broad-based cutbacks in U.S. manufacturing (IPMGCHNG) that show factories will provide little support for the economy.
Bloomberg – 5/15/2013

US economy adds just 88,000 jobs in March
The US economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the lowest increase for nine months, official data has shown.
BBC News – 4/5/2013

US economy ekes out 0.4% growth in fourth quarter
The US economy grew at a faster than expected 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Department of Commerce has said.
BBC News – 3/28/2013

List of Improving Housing Markets Rises to 274 in March
The list of improving U.S. housing markets expanded for a seventh consecutive month in March to include 274 metros on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). This total amounts to a net gain of 15 markets since February and includes entrants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
CE Unbound – 3/22/2013

Measure of US economy's health rises in February
A measure of the U.S. economy's health over the next six months increased in February from January, a sign that growth could be improving.
Yahoo! News – 3/21/2013

Employment Report Shows Job Growth in All Significant Construction Sectors
According to the March 9 employment report by the Department of Labor, the construction industry added 48,000 jobs in February—the largest monthly increase since March 2007.
AED – 3/18/2013