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May U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 3.5% from April

U.S. cutting tool consumption down 4.4 percent year-over-year.
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General Cable to Layoff 7% of Global Workforce in Restructuring

Plan is expected to save $75 million annually.
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May Wholesale Revenues Up 0.7% from April

Sales of durable goods grew 0.2 percent.
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Economic Trends Open Opportunity Windows

Five wholesale distribution sectors saw double-digit growth in 2013
The wholesale distribution industry continues to grow faster than the rest of the economy, and there are signs that this positive trend will continue, according to Economist Bridget Strand. Strand joined Tom Gale, president of ...
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Commentary: Back to the Future ... Economy

A few thoughts on how the economy is shifting.
Every year about this time we release our annual Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Report and also produce a Mid-Year Economic Update Webcast. We may be far from the good old days, but most distributors I ...
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Alcoa Sales Down 3% in 2Q

First six months of 2014 show net loss of $40 million.
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Canadian Building Permits up 13.8% in May

Residential permits grew 9.5 percent; nonresidential increased 20.8 percent.
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May U.S. Exports Increase, Imports Decrease

Goods deficit decreases $2.4 billion from April.
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New Orders for Manufactured Goods Fall 0.5% in May

Shipments, unfilled orders, inventories at highest levels since series started using NAICS.
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European Industrial Producer Prices Index: May 2014

Industrial producer prices down 0.1 percent in euro area, EU28.
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