Empire State Manufacturing Survey

Industrial Surveys Show Economic Recovery Slowing

One nation industrial and two regional surveys released this week provided further evidence that the U.S. economic recovery weakened somewhat in the second quarter, as manufacturing growth slowed.

Inflation Is Quiet. Is Deflation the Main Threat Now?

The producer price index fell 0.5% in June, but the core index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.1%. That's about as low an inflation rate the Federal Reserve wants to see -- anything lower would amount to deflation: a destructive decline in prices that could sink the economic recovery.

N.Y. Factory Report Shows Slower Growth in May

Manufacturing activity in the New York region unexpectedly slowed in May, the Fed said, but key index components such as orders, shipments, and employment, continue to confirm an ongoing economic expansion.