Industrial production rose more than forecast in March 2014 after a big February gain, indicating U.S. factories are recovering after a tough, weather-depressed start to the year. Orders for new manufacturing technology orders were up over 40% for the first two months of the year in the Northeast, as compared with last year. Capacity utilization […]
According to the latest market data, the economy is improving. Durable goods orders were up 3.3% in April, housing starts and home prices are rising, and consumer confidence is on the mend.