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Consumer Durable Goods Spending Reaches All-Time High

Consumer Durable Goods Spending Reaches All-Time High

The month-over-month rate of growth for durable goods spending was 11.7%, which was the fastest rate of growth since July 2005. 
Disposable Income Growing, but for How Long?

Disposable Income Growing, but for How Long?

In June, real disposable income was $16,028 billion, which was 8.1% more than one year ago. The extreme month-over-month rate of growth in disposable income is a direct result of government payments to individuals.
July Business Index Reports Third Consecutive Month of Slowing Contraction

July Business Index Reports Third Consecutive Month of Slowing Contraction

The Gardner Business Index reported its third month of slowing contraction in July.
Housing Permits Grow Nearly 12% in June

Housing Permits Grow Nearly 12% in June

Permits filed in June were up 11.7% compared with one year ago, returning to double-digit growth after two months of contraction.
Capacity Utilization Improves for Second Month

Capacity Utilization Improves for Second Month

Compared with one year ago, capacity utilization contracted 15.1%, which was the second straight month that the month-over-month rate of change contracted at a slower rate. 
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