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RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index shows a slowing industrial sector

RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index shows a slowing industrial sector

Three of the Federal Reserve’s regional manufacturing surveys are now reporting outright contractions and the other two are falling quickly toward contraction.
Preparing for a tsunami of imported goods

Preparing for a tsunami of imported goods

The recent reopening of China’s factory floors and the easing of its supply chain bottlenecks have prompted discussion about the ability of the U.S.
New home sales rise unexpectedly despite higher mortgage rates

New home sales rise unexpectedly despite higher mortgage rates

The increase was driven by more supply coming online, pushing prices down for the first time since February.
How lumber tells the story of home building during the pandemic

How lumber tells the story of home building during the pandemic

Large home builders operate with scale advantages, which have allowed them to endure wild swings in costs of inputs like lumber. It's a different story for…
Fed announces largest rate hike in nearly three decades as it seeks to restore price stability

Fed announces largest rate hike in nearly three decades as it seeks to restore price stability

The Federal Reserve lifted its federal funds policy rate to a range between 1.5% and 1.75% on Wednesday as it moves to restore price stability over the medium term.
Inflation and gross margins—who is winning? Part 1: The transportation sector

Inflation and gross margins—who is winning? Part 1: The transportation sector

RSM took a detailed look at gross margins across different peer groups in the industrials sector to see how each has fared during this time of high inflation.
Are inventory levels too high?

Are inventory levels too high?

Consumer goods companies are beginning to rethink current inventory positions as they plan for back-to-school and winter holiday seasons.
Get ready for another round of supply chain bottlenecks

Get ready for another round of supply chain bottlenecks

Just when middle market businesses where hoping for relief from supply chain disruptions, China's renewed economic shutdowns laying the groundwork from another round.
Financial institutions industry outlook

Financial institutions industry outlook

In our summer 2022 financial institutions industry outlook, we explore what's ahead for middle market business leaders.
Manufacturing sector grew steadily in May

Manufacturing sector grew steadily in May

The manufacturing sector expanded at the slightly faster rate in May as demand remained strong.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation and the middle market

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation and the middle market

This legislation represents the most significant modernization of the nation’s infrastructure since the middle of the 20th century.
U.S. households are drawing down savings as the economy booms

U.S. households are drawing down savings as the economy booms

After building up prodigious savings during the pandemic, American households are starting to spend that cash.
The Real Economy: December 2021

The Real Economy: December 2021

Nearly two years into the pandemic, there are signs that the worst of a once-in-a-century shock to the global economy is beginning to fade.
Looking ahead to 2022

Looking ahead to 2022

Nearly two years into the pandemic, there are signs that the worst of a once-in-a-century shock to the global economy is beginning to fade.
The American labor market, business and the post-pandemic economy

The American labor market, business and the post-pandemic economy

Widespread labor shortages are hampering companies’ ability to capitalize on an expanding economy as the country recovers from a pandemic.
Lessons from the American dream mega-mall

Lessons from the American dream mega-mall

What happens when a real estate investor does not look at changing consumer preferences when undertaking a new project?