Economic Survey Suggests Optimism For MidwestA monthly economic report suggests supply managers surveyed in nine Midwestern and Plains states are optimistic about the regional economy over the next six months. The confidence index for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 66.5 last month from 57.2 in November.
Survey Suggests Midwest Economic Growth SlowingGrowing energy prices combined with weather-related supply problems has slowed economic growth in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a new monthly survey released Friday.
Economist: Higher Fuel Prices Slow Midwest EconomyA survey in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests that higher fuel prices are slowing the regional economy.
Fewer Firms Reporting Layoffs In Midwest SurveyFewer layoffs and continued optimism mark a February regional economic survey for nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report released Tuesday.
Midwest Survey Suggests Continued Economic GrowthThe regional economy will continue to grow at a healthy pace in the first half of the new year, according to a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states that was released Monday.
Survey: Midwest Economic Recovery ContinuesA survey of supply managers in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests the region will continue the modest pace of its recovery in the months ahead.

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