Posts Tagged ‘ door and window industry ’

View of Economy at Six-Year High Among Affluent in New Survey; Indicates Good Potential for Increased Spending

Oct 30th, 2013

The assessment of current business conditions (index of 93) rose 22 points to neutral territory from the spring 2013 survey and is now 40 points above the fall 2012 index in a new survey by the American Affluence Research Center (AARC) of the wealthiest 10 percent of U.S. households that account for almost half of all consumer spending. This is the highest reading for this index since fall 2007 (108) and indicates good potential for increased spending by affluent and luxury consumers.

The Meaning of the U.S. Debt Downgrade

Aug 12th, 2011

When Standard & Poor’s (S&P) took the controversial step on August 5 of downgrading the long-term debt of the United States from AAA to AA+, my immediate thought was “Why weren’t they this overly cautious when they were giving all those junk mortgage securities AAA ratings?” The question many people are asking now is, “What [...]