Although it seems that in recent weeks the market has
reflected a new sense of impending doom, manufacturing industry economist, Dr. Chris Kuehl says the slowdown is only temporary and not
the start of another breakdown in the economy.
PPI for inputs to construction industries - a blend of all materials used in
every type of construction, plus items consumed by contractors such as diesel
fuel - rose 1.4 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively.