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Are the Economy’s Skies Turning Darker? [Commentary]

Growing up in the Midwest, you learn which cloud formations lead to slow and steady rain, and which often lead to more severe weather. Looking back at economic activity at the first half of 2019, we may be looking at the latter

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Firms, Construction Down as Personal Spending Jumps

Results from two surveys of the nation’s purchasing executives indicate manufacturing activity in the U.S. during May was nearly unchanged from the month before. Meanwhile, separate reports show construction spending eased, but consumer spending increased, resulting in hopes that the current quarter will be stronger for the overall economy than the previous one.