Articles Tagged with ''economic outlook''

June 20, 2014: Economists Expect 2.5 Percent GDP Growth in 2014

Consumer Spending Is Projected to Increase, and the Labor Market to Improve
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The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) announced that its June 2014 Outlook Survey panelists expect stronger economic growth for the balance of this year than they did three months ago.


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HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year
By Joanna R. Turpin
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The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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HVAC Contractors Hopeful Heading Into 2014

Although Economy is Improving, Hurdles Remain for Many During Recovery
By Joanna R. Turpin
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While contractors' outlooks can vary depending on a lot of factors, they generally have a positive outlook on 2014.


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Distributors Delight in HVAC Equipment Replacement Growth

Sluggish Recovery Still a Concern
By Joanna R. Turpin
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HARDI's latest report showed modest sales growth of 3.6 percent for November 2013, which is less than the 6 percent growth reported for November 2012. 


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May 30, 2013: Consumer Confidence Index Increases to Five-Year High

Consumers Are More Positive About Current Economic Conditions
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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased in May to 76.2, up from 69.0 in April. This is the highest level it has reached in five years.


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All I See are Signs, All I See are Dollar Signs

By Herb Woerpel
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Could Rhianna be the economic prophet this industry needs?
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Manufacturers Predict Slow Growth in 2013

By Joanna R. Turpin
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Shipments of HVAC equipment increased marginally in 2012, reported the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). 


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Contractors Optimistic About Year Ahead

By Joanna R. Turpin
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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is forecasting that single-family starts will grow 22 percent in 2013 and that single-family construction will grow another 30 percent in 2014.


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MCAA Gathers in Orlando

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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) arrived at the Disney Resorts in Orlando recently for some networking, education, and fun. The high-energy, four-day convention began with a look back at the last 12 months for the MCAA and all it has accomplished.


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