Gartner: U.S. Companies Prepare for Potential Recession

Analysis of S&P 500 2018 earnings transcripts shows fading exuberance among corporate executives as the year progressed, according to Gartner.

Biz2Credit: Women-Owned Business Revenue Rises, Funding Amounts Drop in 2018

The number of women-owned businesses that applied for funding in 2018 increased by 13%, although their funding amounts went down, according to an annual study of women-owned companies by Biz2Credit.

Big Banks Hit Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages in October

Loan application volume and approvals rise for banks, institutional lenders and alternative lenders

PNC Announces $900 MM Increase To Authorized Share Repurchases

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced that it received approval from the Federal Reserve today to repurchase up to an additional $900 million in common shares through the end of the second quarter of 2019.

Economic Optimism Fuels 2018 Middle Market M&A Scene

Interest among middle market companies in both buying and selling has increased significantly in the past year, according to the seventh annual Citizens Commercial Banking Middle Market M&A Outlook.

Conference Board: Future Business Conditions Remain High

According to a Conference Board Survey, expectations for future business conditions remain relatively high, despite drop in consumer confidence.

Real U.S. GDP Up 3.3% in Q3/17

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.3% in Q3/17 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

BofA: Small Businesses Optimistic as Confidence Surges

According to a Bank of America survey, small business owners are optimistic their year-end revenue will surpass 2016 as confidence in the economy has surged on expectation that economy will improve in the year ahead.

Lack of C&I Loan Growth Signaling Recession Ahead

According to commentary that appeared in the Lombardi Letter, an economic recession is likely should meaningful C&I lending continue to be stalled.

Fed Raises Rates for the Second Time in 2017

The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate to a target range of 1% to 1.25%, marking the second increase in the rate in the last three months.