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Economy Blog


A look at the latest economic and market trends, and their impact on the distribution channel.

TPP Fight Brewing Ahead of Election

Obama presses Pacific trade deal while candidates, Congress resist.
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Inconsistency Continues to Color Economic Outlook

Latest data show a disconnect in the health of the economy.
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Report: More Manufacturers Planning for Growth

But headwinds dampen outlook for pace of growth.
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Recommended Reading: Downward Trend Continues for Distributors

Eight sectors reported negative growth in the 2Q MDM-Baird Distribution Survey.
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Plan for Industrial Rent Increase

Distributors can expect more expensive warehouse space on top of increased HR costs.
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The Broader Impact of the 'Brexit'

No clarity on how the UK's decision to leave the EU will affect the global economy in the long term.
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Impact of Expanded Panama Canal Still Unknown

Wider facility could shift cargo to East Coast, but extent of volume movement still up in air.
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Commodity Prices Drag Down Distributor Growth

Bottoming of crude oil prices brightens outlook for oil & gas.
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Building Materials & Construction Sector on Solid Ground

Distributors again notch impressive quarterly earnings reports.
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Ignore the Hype: Market Signals Positive Path Ahead

Industrials are outperforming other parts of the market.
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