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Gardner Business Index: Nov 2020

Gardner Business Index: Nov 2020

The Gardner Business Index moved lower between October and November from 53.9 to 51.0. The decline was largely a result of slowing activity in production and new orders. Large firms categories (100-250 and >250 employees) in recent months have signaled significantly better overall business conditions relative to firms under 20 employees in size.
Housing Permits Grow Four out of Five Months

Housing Permits Grow Four out of Five Months

There were 132,900 housing permits filed in October 2020, which was the third month in the last four with more than 130,000 permits filed. That has not happened since March to June 2007.
Income Below Peak Levels During Stimulus

Income Below Peak Levels During Stimulus

October had the lowest level of income since the start of the pandemic. Although, income was still 5.0% higher than one year ago because some COVID-related benefits were still in place.
Durable Goods Spending Rises 14.7% in October

Durable Goods Spending Rises 14.7% in October

In October, real consumer durable goods spending was $2,066.5 billion, which is an all-time high for the fifth consecutive month.
New U.S. Tariff Policy Change Could Fundamentally Alter Trade with China

New U.S. Tariff Policy Change Could Fundamentally Alter Trade with China

New legal precedent set by the U.S. International Trade Administration may expose Chinese manufacturers to a broad range of new antidumping and countervailing duties in the U.S.
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