Weekly Wrap Up For July 24th, 2020

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In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman reviews the latest data on retail sales and industrial production as well as the latest report on U.S. manufacturing from the Institute for Supply Management.  Cliff discusses the uncertainties that can derail the embryonic U.S. manufacturing recovery including a resurgence of rapid spreading of the coronavirus, uncertainties over further federal economic stimulus and growing tensions with China.

MFG UpU.S. Industrial Output Continues to Rise Despite Virus

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries have had to temporarily limit or completely shutter parts of their economies. While this has led to expected drops, the ongoing reopening processes have some optimism for a rebound. Recent data from the Federal Reserve could point to this optimism becoming a reality. (Read More)

Each month, Senior Correspondent Norbert Ore presents the results of the surveys he conducts for Strategas, an institutional brokerage and advisory firm, on the 18 Global Purchasing Manager’s Indexes (PMI) and regional U.S. surveys that are a clear indicator of the direction of manufacturing. Join hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady in this informative interview.

Fiat ChryslerFiat Chrysler, PSA Group Announced New Post-Merger Name

American automaker Fiat Chrysler and French automaker PSA Group have since late last year been planning out their anticipated merger. While the COVID-19 pandemic has somewhat delayed their plans, the groups are now looking forwards following the announcement of their new, post-merger name. (Read More)

Today on the WAM podcast, host Linda Rigano interviews Jan Weiss, recently retired from a successful career in commercial credit and collections, across a number of industries. Today, Jan is an active volunteer in numerous local community organizations and is an independent producer for a prominent Broadcasting Service. In this episode, Jan shares her professional journey and gives listeners expert advice to help view their credit and collections as a hidden profit center.