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Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index Slides in May
NASDAQ (06/25/12) Doug Cameron
Production declined sharply in May, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s National Activity Index. The overall index fell from a revised 0.08 in April to -0.45 in May. Production-related indicators fell from 0.42 in April to -0.20 in May. Consumption and housing indicators were little changed at -0.25. Negative readings point to below-trend growth.
America: The World’s Least Worst Economy
Business Insider (06/25/12)
Economic data released during the week ended June 22 showed some improvement from the prior week’s reports, with housing permits hitting a more than three-year high, contributing to a jump in the index of Leading Economic Indicators to 0.3. The Philladelphia Fed Index dropped to -16.6, which is an improvement over the -30 reading seen nine months ago. Moreover, the ASA Staffing Index, which leveled off during the past two months, climbed to 93 for June.
Lockheed Martin, Machinists Union Reach Tentative Agreement
Associated Press (06/24/12)
After more than two months on strike and the hiring of temporary workers by Lockheed Martin, the company’s permanent machinists are expected to vote this week on a new labor contract. Company officials announced a tentative deal Saturday with the union representing 3,600 striking workers. In May, the company hired temporary workers at its Fort Worth, TX, aircraft assembly plant.
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