Industrial Production

November 15, 2019 Industrial production plunged 0.8% in October after having fallen  0.3% in September after having jumped 0.7% in August.   However, a large part of the declines in both September and October  were  attributable to the General Motors strike which...

Retail Sales

November 15, 2019 Retail sales rose 0.3% in October after  having fallen 0.3% in September. But that follows gains of 0.4% in April, 0.5% in May, 0.4% in June, 0.7% in July and 0.6% in August..    Any way you slice it, consumer spending remains solid.  During the past...