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CMI moves in positive direction

COLUMBIA, Md. — The latest data is starting to turn in a decidedly positive direction; GDP numbers are the best in over a year and a half, suggesting that the recession is in clear retreat. After a mild recovery in the third quarter, numbers jumped 5.8 percent in the fourth. The bulk of this growth is attributed to manufacturers starting ...

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CMI continues to climb

COLUMBIA, Md. — Black Thursday has come and gone and the results are mixed. On the one hand there was much more traffic in the stores than last year, but the average consumer has been spending a bit less and more cautiously. The same pattern seems to have emerged in the business community, as indicated by the shifts in the ...

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CMI progress slows

Columbia, MD. – After six months of solid gains, the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) showed slower progress and registered declines in key indicators. There was still some positive movement in the Index as a whole, but there are obvious weaknesses showing up in terms of credit availability, credit applications and sales. The CMI showed a dramatic decline from the levels ...

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CMI still rising

COLUMBIA, MD. — The latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) is holding steady and showing stability in the credit sector. “The data has not yet been enough to push past the point of contraction to expansion, but it is getting ever closer to that point, suggesting that expansion is only a month or two away,” said Dr. Chris Kuehl, the National ...

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