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From the President's Desk: Steel Supply, Demand, and Prices

Steel Prices, as measured by the Steel Scrap Producer Price Index, are expected to edge lower as demand wanes in the coming year. Producers are expected to trim prices as they ...
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From the President's Desk: Coal in Your Investment Stocking

“Retailers Power US Stocks back from the Bear Brink,” Bloomberg reported Dec. 26. That may be technically correct, depending on their calculus, but it will lead many to a false ...
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From the President's Desk: Tapping the Brakes

Consumer activity in the US is slowing in its rate of rise, and in conjunction with the slowing rate of business-to-business spending, the US economy as measured by GDP will ...
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From the President's Desk: Strong Growth in the Wholesale Trade Sectors Can’t – and Won't – Last Forever

Total Wholesale Trade is running at an impressive 8.5% above this time last year (12/12 basis). The good news is apparent in both Durable Goods and Nondurable Goods, which have ...
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From the President's Desk: Winners and Losers - But Will It Be 50-50?

Having already set tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, President Trump is thinking about imposing 25% tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. China said ...
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From the President's Desk: Is Debt About to Push the Economy into Recession?

Debt and More Debt! Corporate and consumer debt is growing. This cannot, and will not, continue with impunity in the years ahead. We are now sowing the seeds for a future ...
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