Economic Reports ISM Index

  • Where is the Economy Headed?

    Despite an encouraging jobs report, is the economy headed for a recession? Paul Ballew, Nationwide chief economist, and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli weigh in.

  • Is the Soft Patch Over?

    Discussing whether the U.S. economy is really on the road to recovery, with Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities, and Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities.

  • Basis for Optimism?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the better-than-expected ISM number and why the market seems to have taken that as a sign things are getting better.

  • ISM Manufacturing Index Released

    Breaking down the latest economic data as well as the market for manufacturing jobs, with CNBC's Rick Santelli; Jerry Jasinowski, former National Association of Manufacturers president; and Larry Mocha, Air Power Systems president.

  • On the Brink of a Double-Dip?

    Breaking down recent disappointing data for signs of a double-dip in the economy, with Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson; Charles Reinhard, Morgan Stanley, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • QE3 for the Economy?

    Discussing whether the Fed will implement a third round of quantitative easing and why it would be more damaging than helpful, with Mohamed El-Erian, PIMCO CEO, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

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    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.