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A Framework That Provides Clarity

During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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Sep 25 2013

ISM vs. “Hard” Target Data

Although widely-followed indicators of the U.S. economy, like the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) data, have been more optimistic of late, growth in “hard” data like industrial production and employment remains weak. Which data sets reveal the true state of the economy?

ECRI’s latest study investigates the linkages between ISM data and its targets, providing definitive insights on which indicators accurately discern the future trajectory of the U.S. economy.

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BBC Interview on Jobs

BBC September 6, 2013

ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan talks with the BBC to put today's jobs report in the context of larger trends. More