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More Optimism in MDM Survey

The twice-yearly MDM Survey on the Economy was conducted during the last two weeks of August. A similar survey was conducted in February. Here's what MDM found overall, as well as a breakdown in distributor and manufacturer responses.
 
Concern over the state of the U.S. economy has grown among MDM readers over the past six months even as more believe conditions may soon stabilize.
 
Concern over the current state of the economy grew most among manufacturers who responded to the survey, with 25.4 percent saying they were very concerned"and 59.7 percent answering "concerned."In February, those numbers were 25 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
 
Distributors showed slightly less concern, with 24.1 percent being "very concerned"and 56.2 percent ...

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