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June Economic Report Affirms Slow Growth Ahead In Midwest

A report on a June survey underscores previous survey signs that slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

07/01/2015

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May Economic Report Suggests Slow Growth Ahead In Midwest

Slower economic growth is likely through the end of the third quarter this year for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday. The survey report says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 50.4 last month from 52.7 in April.

06/01/2015

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Report: Midwest Economic Index Drops Again

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was from 57.2 in August.

11/03/2014

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Report: Midwest Economic Index Slumped In July

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has slumped after hitting a three-year high a month earlier. A report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped more than 3½ percentage points in July, to 57.0.

08/01/2014

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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year High

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.

05/01/2014

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January Economic Survey Suggests Growth In Midwest

A new survey of business leaders released Monday signals the economy should continue growing in nine Midwestern and Plains states in the months ahead. The monthly economic index for the region rose to 57.7 last month, compared with 53.2 in December. That puts the index well above a neutral score of 50 and into positive territory.

02/03/2014

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Midwest Business Conditions Improve In November

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic report says business conditions in nine Midwestern states improved slightly in November. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to a tepid 51.2 on a growth scale of 0 […]

12/02/2013

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Drought Among Drains On Midwest Economy

A monthly survey suggests that the continuing drought and lessening export demand for U.S. products are among the drains on the economy in nine Midwest and Plains.

09/04/2012

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Midwest Economic Survey Suggests Growing Strength

A recent survey of supply managers suggests growing economic strength in a nine-state region of the Plains and Midwest.

05/01/2012

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Economist Says More Midwest Industries In Recovery

The economic recovery appears to be gaining strength in nine Midwest and Plains states, with construction being the only industry still lagging, according to a new monthly report released Thursday.

03/01/2012