Vince Golle

Government, Business

Soaring Cost of Trucking Threatens to Stoke US Inflation

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The tightest trucking market in years is testing the limits of an otherwise well-conditioned U.S. economic expansion. It also is tinder for accelerating inflation should the capacity constraints spark moves by companies to pass on those higher delivery costs.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Business, Fuel

Higher Gas Prices Push US Consumer Comfort to Seven-Week Low

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Rising prices at the gas pump helped drive U.S. household sentiment to a seven-week low at the end of April, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed May 3.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2018
Business

Capital-Equipment Orders Rebound by More Than Forecast

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Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment snapped back in February after two months of declines, consistent with steady manufacturing growth, a Commerce Department report showed March 23.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
Business

Record Number of Small-Business Owners Say It’s a Good Time to Expand

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Optimism among small companies in the U.S. rose more than forecast in January, fueled by a record number of owners who said now was a good time to expand, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey released Feb. 12.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Business

Consumer Credit Jumped in November by Most Since 2001

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U.S. consumer credit outstanding rose in November by the most in 16 years as credit-card balances surged, Federal Reserve data showed Jan. 8.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2018
Business

US Services Index Falls to Four-Month Low as Orders Moderate

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America’s service industries expanded in December at the weakest pace in four months as orders cooled at companies that make up the bulk of the economy, a survey from the Institute for Supply Management showed Jan. 5.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2018
Business

Optimism Among Small Businesses Jumps to Highest Since 1983

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Optimism among small companies in the U.S. advanced last month to the highest level in more than 34 years as owners became more upbeat about future economic conditions and sales prospects, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey released Dec. 12.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2017
Business

Consumer Borrowing Increases by Most in Nearly a Year

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U.S. consumer credit outstanding rose in October by the most since November 2016 on larger credit-card balances, Federal Reserve data showed Dec. 7.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Business

Consumer Comfort Advances to a 13-Week High

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Improved sentiment about the buying climate and personal finances helped carry household optimism to a 13-week high, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Dec. 7.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Business

Small-Business Job Openings Match Second-Highest on Record

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The share of U.S. small companies with open positions in October matched the second-highest on record and more businesses said they plan to boost compensation, signs that a tight labor market could soon translate into bigger pay raises.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017

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