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May Manufacturing ISM Report On Businessᆴ

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew for the fourth consecutive month in May. The overall economy grew for the seventh consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On ...
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U.S. MARKET ANALYSIS

The industrial product group listed here - Light bulbs and light fixtures - represented a market in 2001 of $9.7 billion, according to estimates by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis. These charts show the top ten ...
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Calculation of I.D.A. Inflation Index for April 2002

Summary of I.D.A. Inflation Index for the last 12 months:Apr Index 234.0Mar Index 233.8Feb Index 234.0Jan 2002 Index 234.0Dec 2001 Index 233.9Nov Index 233.5Oct Index 233.8Sep Index 233.8Aug Index 233.3Jul Index 233.6Jun Index 233.0May Index ...
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Machine tool consumption down 35% in Q1

March U.S. machine tool consumption totaled $182.66 million, up 6.0% over February, but down 42.2% from $315.80 million reported for March 2001. The numbers are from a monthly survey by the Association For Manufacturing Technology ...
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U.S. MARKET ANALYSIS

The industrial product group listed here - Gear Drives - represented a market in 2001 of $2.3 billion, according to estimates by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis. These charts show the top ten industries, by SIC ...
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Calculation of I.D.A. Inflation Index for March 2002

Summary of I.D.A. Inflation Index for the last 12 months:Mar Index 233.8Feb Index 234.0Jan 2002 Index 234.0Dec 2001 Index 233.9Nov Index 233.5Oct Index 233.8Sep Index 233.8Aug Index 233.3Jul Index 233.6Jun Index 233.0May Index 232.9Apr Index ...
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Purchasing managers index bumps up

Purchasing managers index bumps upEconomic activity in the manufacturing sector grew for the second consecutive month in March, according to the monthly survey of purchasing executives by the Institute for Supply Management. The overall economy ...
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Calculation of I.D.A. Inflation Index for February 2002

Summary of I.D.A. Inflation Index for the last 12 months:Feb Index 234.0Jan 2002 Index 234.0Dec 2001 Index 233.9Nov Index 233.5Oct Index 233.8Sep Index 233.8Aug Index 233.3Jul Index 233.6Jun Index 233.0May Index 232.9Apr Index 232.5Mar Index ...
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MDM's Industrial Distributor Average Q1, 2002

Modern Distribution Management, with the help of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated has developed MDM's Industrial Distributor Average as a means of monitoring quarterly stock price performance of selected publicly traded industrial products distributors.Note ...
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History lesson

A cycle in this industry seems to be proving out. About every ten years, a roll-up in some form evolves, grows and explodes. The reasons are varied and extend beyond financing and economic climate issues. ...
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