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After 6 months of an upward trend, business conditions and confidence have softened. Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report the May 2012 Tatum Survey of Business Conditions indicates little economic momentum.
New banking regulations will inhibit relationship banking. Tatum’s Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report a negative outlook of order backlogs and capital spending, likely a result of new banking regulations.
Is Europe's current condition a movie of America’s future? Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how Europeans can't accept that their socialist policies have caused their current fiscal crisis and are sustainable.
Business optimism continues to slowly rise, aided by business operating efficiencies. Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report this month’s Tatum Survey indicates the economy is finally on an upward trend, because of production efficiencies.
Businesses are focusing more on customers and less on non-core competencies. Tatum's Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report strengthening order backlogs that are possible due to practicing outsourcing non-core competencies.
Even though unemployment has improved, it remains stubbornly high. Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report even though capital spending is up, employment continues to lag and perpetuates a slow recovery.
Business optimism is slightly up, but unsure how Washington will influence the future. Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report this month’s Tatum Survey indicates some optimism in the economy, but wary of political influences.
Sales are up, but still a long way to go. Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report even though sales and capital spending are up slightly, full recovery is still a long way off.
The jobless recovery will be painfully longer. Tatum’s Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report new hiring is still weak because of a weak economy and the evolution of 21st century jobs.
The Tatum survey tracks the economic foundation. Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report the latest Tatum Survey that reveals Main Street businesses are not buying the recent economic hype.