philly fed survey

'This Recovery Is Really
Taking Hold'

A report from the Philadelphia Fed showed America's manufacturing sector is strongly bouncing back. Not only are firms reporting booming activity, strong shipments of goods and more unfilled orders, but jobs are being created at the highest rate in 38 years.

Philly Fed Index Hits a High
for This Year

Manufacturing activity in the mid-Atlantic region unexpectedly surged in November, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported Thursday. The Philly Fed's Business Outlook Survey index jumped to 22.5 in November from 1 in October, it's highest reading since December 2009.

Philly Fed Index Shows Manufacturing Growing Slightly

Manufacturing activity in the mid-Atlantic region showed modest improvement in October, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which saw its Business Outlook Survey rise to 1.0. However, despite that return to positive territory overall, key index components continued to reveal economic softness.

Week in Preview: The Earnings Crunch Is Back

Third-quarter reports are due from tech, financial, airline and pharmaceutical companies, amont others. Here's a day-by-day rundown of the coming earnings highlights, with a closer look at Apple, Harley-Davidson, Netflix and Southwest Airlines.

Two More Reports Confirm a Slowing U.S. Economy

The latest Leading Economic Indicators reading and regional Philly Fed Index provide further evidence of weaker economic growth. And that complicates policymakers' efforts to lower the nation's high unemployment rate.

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.

Leading Indicators, Philly Fed Survey Suggest Slowing U.S. Growth

Although the May Leading Economic Index and the June regional Philly Fed Survey confirmed a growing U.S. economy, each suggests the economy may slow in the quarters ahead -- something that would complicate policy makers%u2019 effort to lower the nation%u2019s high unemployment rate.