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Economy Blog


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

Expect Modest Manufacturing Growth in 2016

MAPI forecast calls for acceleration next two years before drop-off.
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TPP to Bring 'Economic Benefit' to U.S.

MAPI analysis points to increased trade benefit with participating Asian nations.
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Building Materials Bright Spot in Distribution

Strength in construction industry bodes well as earnings reports pour in.
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Recommended Reading: Roadblocks Stymie Growth

MDM-Baird Distribution Survey shows distributor revenues fall again.
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6 Tips to Prepare for 2016

Economy will pick up. Is your company prepared?
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Freight Costs Could Soar as Driver Shortage Grows

Transportation companies expected to pass ballooning labor costs along supply chain.
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Is the Manufacturing Jobs Boom Over?

Optimism remains high, even as jobs growth falls.
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Interest Rates Unchanged – For Now

Fed leaves open possibility of policy tightening later this year.
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Despite Global Turmoil, Recession Not Looming

MAPI quarterly forecast says markets are bent but won't break.
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A World Divided: All Eyes Turn to Fed for Hints on Interest Rates

Global bankers call for rate increase, but U.S. conflicted on that move.
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