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Monday Morning Coffee: Second Quarter Rebounding

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Monday Morning Coffee: Net Exports were Positive for GDP Growth

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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AKE’S TAKE: Is the Air Leaving the Balloon?

It is interesting to watch economists try to describe and predict the current economy based on previous trends and once reliable economic indicators.  It is similar to watching the political experts and pundits try to analyze and predict this year’s presidential race based on history. This is new territory

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Monday Morning Coffee: The Second Quarter is Clearly Rebounding

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Monday Morning Coffee: There Are Signs of Life in Business Investment

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Monday Morning Coffee: Slowness of Economic Growth Helps Recovery Linger

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Trans4Cast: Diesel is moving up – What’s happening with truck rates?

Starting in early 2015 pricing turned negative on a year-over-year basis. This was not unexpected following the dramatic surge in pricing that took hold in early 2014. However, the continued downward movement that has lasted all the way into May of 2016 has been quite remarkable and quite drastic. A significant chunk of

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Monday Morning Coffee: Expansion is Not in Danger

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Monday Morning Coffee: Employment Will Remain Solid

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Trans4Cast: The industrial sector is in decline – should you be worried?

Industrial Production (IP) numbers from the Federal Reserve came out on Friday, April 15th and the results weren’t uplifting. Total IP fell another 0.6% in March after the same drop in February. Total IP has dropped in 6 of the last seven months. Compared to a year-ago the results bear that

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