A look at local, regional, national and international trends.
The holidays are over, and we are now into the back-to-work mode of 2017. Read More
Weaker than expected December sales undercut November gains, producing mixed holiday season results for Michigan’s retail industry, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More
December often is a slow month for many industrial firms, and December 2016 was no exception. Read More
Nonresidential construction surged in November, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More
Michigan retailers are optimistic about the first two months of the new year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More
Construction input prices experienced their most rapid monthly decline since February 2016 in November, falling 0.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More
Associated Builders and Contractors forecasts a slowdown of growth in the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2017. Read More