US economy is working

Bloomberg:
Manufacturing in the U.S. Just Accelerated to Its Best Year Since 2004

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The acceleration in bookings indicates production will remain robust in coming months as factories race to limit mounting order backlogs amid declining customer inventories. Increasing export orders underscore improvement in global markets.

The figures suggest manufacturing strength will persist into early 2018, even after the ISM’s semi-annual survey of purchasing managers published last month showed factories anticipate growth in capital spending to slow this year. The December monthly poll was taken before President Donald Trump signed the tax legislation, which provides companies with incentives to invest more, Fiore said in an interview.
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Sixteen of 18 industries reported growth in December, led by machinery and computer and electronic products; wood products and textile mills reported contraction
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There is more.

Several companies have also announced expansion plans and investments since Trump signed the tax cuts.  One of the objectives of the Trump administration has been the expansion of the manufacturing work base in the US which had been in a state of decline.

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