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Economy Blog


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

4Q16 MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Optimism Belies Results

Despite 2016 ending on sour note, distributors hopeful for turnaround this year.
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Brighter Days Ahead for U.S. Manufacturing?

Optimism high for domestic manufacturing, but global outlook still weak.
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Growth to Continue in 'Politically Agnostic' Economy

Improvements were expected no matter who won the White House.
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Report: 'Hits Keep Coming' for Global Economy

Outlook tempered by Brexit and U.S. election.
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Mixed Signals on U.S. Trade

Two deals on hold as trade deficit hits lowest level in year and a half.
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Recommended Reading: Better Days Ahead for Industrial Supply?

After yet another quarter of revenue decline, sector finally projected to improve.
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Positive Economic News Brings October Surprise

Reports show growth – albeit slow – across multiple sectors.
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Election Not Stopping Business Decisions

Companies resist urge to hunker down despite political uncertainty.
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Signs of Economic Growth Emerging

But are they enough to stem current industrial recession?
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NAM: Manufacturing Outlook Stabilizes

But 3Q results underscore diverging outlooks for small, large manufacturers.
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