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U.S. economy nearing full employment, bounced back in second quarter: Fed's Fischer
The U.S. economy probably bounced back to an annual growth rate of around 2.5 percent in the second quarter, and the labor market is approaching full employment, Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday.
Reuters – 7/1/2015

Fed Notes Economic Improvements in Most Recent Report
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book reported that the economy expanded modestly in its recent assessment.
National Association of Manufacturers – 6/10/2015

Manufacturing activity rises in May
Manufacturing activity picked up modestly last month in a sign that a recent slump in the sector may be easing.
USA Today – 6/1/2015

U.S. Manufacturing Production Up Slightly in March
Manufacturing production increased 0.1 percent in March. This followed three months of weaker data, including declines in both January and February.
National Association of Manufacturers – 4/23/2015

Latest Survey of Manufacturers. Reflects Optimism about Coming Months
The latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers continues to reflect optimism about the coming months, with 91.2 percent of survey respondents saying they are either somewhat or very positive about their own company's outlook.
National Association of Manufacturers – 12/8/2014

Despite Encouraging Data, Manufacturers Continue to Have Concerns
Despite rising manufacturing activity, manufacturers continue to have a number of concerns.
National Association of Manufacturers – 11/3/2014

Machinery is the Only Industry to Experience Declining Production in September
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
AED News – 10/7/2014

Indicators Show Marked Improvements in U.S. Economy
Several recent indicators have shown marked improvements in the U.S. economy and for manufacturing activity, particularly when compared to earlier in the year.
National Association of Manufacturers – 10/6/2014

US economic growth revised upwards again
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.
BBC News – 9/26/2014

FMI outlook says economy slowly improving
FMI released its Q3-2014 Construction Outlook, which anticipates slow growth in the economy.
Pit & Quarry – 9/10/2014