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US Country Risk Climate:  Small Business Remains Unconvinced

According to the National Federation of Independent Business the majority of those in their polls are still far more cautious than excited and most are anticipating that conditions will worsen before getting substantially better. These are the companies that employ 500 or fewer people and they are the most important contributors to the hiring numbers from quarter to quarter. The ... Read More »

US Risk Climate: Small Business Optimism Slips

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released its June Optimism Index and there was a slip from May figures.  Small businesses showed that 6 of 10 categories in the survey fell month-over-month.  Only labor hiring sentiment and current job openings indexes were higher in the month. On that point, there is some evidence that many employees have become free ... Read More »

Panjiva: October 2013 Trade Data Shows Highest Level of Imports Since 2007

BIIA member Panjiva reports that imports to the U.S. showed an increase of the highest level since Panjiva began tracking import data since 2007.   This is the fourth consecutive month of high numbers of waterborne shipments coming to the U.S.. The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. increased +2% from September to October 2013.  Previous years’ September to ... Read More »