Industrial Production

January 17, 2020 Industrial production fell 0.3% in December after having jumped 0.8% in November and having plunged 0.8% in October.   The General Motors strike affected the changes for both of the earlier months.  During the past year industrial production has...

Durable Goods Orders

November 27, 2019 Durable goods orders rose 0.6% inn October after having fallen fell 1.4% in September.   As always this is a very volatile series.  Over the course of the past year durable goods orders have fallen 0.7%. Clearly, trade is taking a toll on the...