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Monday, November 15, 2010

New York Business Conditions "Deteriorate" in November

Marketwatch details:

Business conditions in the New York area deteriorated in November, as the New York Fed's Empire State manufacturing survey plummeted 27 points to -11.1, driven by a sharp drop in new orders. The release was far worse than economist expectations for a +15 reading and marks the first negative reading since July 2009. The shipments index also fell below zero.

Update:

A reader points out that while the current index dropped, the outlook was quite positive.

Source: NY Fed