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Economy

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

Slowness Doesn't Dampen Optimism

Distributors expanding capabilities to boost growth during "flat" economy.
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Employment Dampens Recovery View

Most distribution sectors still below prerecession employment levels.
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Canal Expansion to Ease Supply Chain Woes

Wider Panama Canal will give distributors more options for imports.
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West Coast Ports Clear Backlog

Labor dispute resolution helps import volume return to normal.
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Jobs Growth Continues for Construction, Manufacturing

Expansion to continue in 2015, though slowing is expected.
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4 Factors Drive Down Economic Forecast

MAPI lowers financial forecast to just 2.4% GDP growth in 2015.
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Talent Gap Tarnishes Latest Jobs Report

National numbers back up distributor, manufacturer complaints of unqualified workforce.
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Energy, Trade Deficits Slow Manufacturing Growth

Production rises in April, but headwinds keep expansion in check.
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2015 Setting Up a 'Reprise' of 2014

ISM CEO: Signs point to a stronger second half.
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Optimism Wanes in 1Q MDM-Baird Survey

Despite disruptions, respondents expect to increase investment spending in 2015.
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