Trying to guess what the Federal Reserve will do is among economy watchers’ favorite sports, and this week — just before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament starts — is a good time to tune in and see whether we’re looking at business conditions the way the central bank is.
The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.
The 2016 International Nautical Congress of Colombia confirmed a roster of keynote speakers for the one-time summit, which is scheduled for April 27-29 in Cartagena de Indias.
Organizers of the inaugural Future of Yacht Recycling Conference, which was staged by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia on the day before the 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, are planning a second conference this November.
Amid the global jitters that rattled the financial markets at the start of the year, optimistic economists offered assurances that the U.S. economy was reasonably healthy and didn’t deserve the bad rap the markets effectively were giving it.
The U.S. economy created 242,000 new jobs in February, exceeding economists’ expectations, but the average hourly wage and the number of hours that people worked declined.
Sea-Fire Europe signed two new sales and service companies in an effort to grow its regional distributor base.
George Peppard, as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith on “The A-Team,” always loved seeing a plan come together.
As the U.S. dollar has continued to strengthen, Canada’s dollar has been subject to dramatic fluctuations. That has created hesitancy among Canadian consumers and is a problem for dealers, who have been forced to hedge to attempt to offset the spikes and dips.
Consumer confidence tumbled this month, falling to its lowest level since last July as The Conference Board’s monthly survey found that people were apprehensive about business conditions and job prospects and concerned about turbulence in the stock markets.
U.S. consumers will have a lot to say this week, telling us more about whether their appetite for a new home grew stronger and more realistic in January and whether they became more confident about the economy, considering how ulcer-inducing the financial markets have been.