Dallas Fed New Orders
"The shipments index plunged from 20.8 to 6, due to a much higher share of respondents noting a decline in shipments in January than in December
Wage pressures eased, while input and selling prices declined in January.
The raw materials price index came in at -1.7, its first negative reading in more than five years.
The finished goods price index fell 11 points to -6.7, after posting positive readings during the past 17 months.
...The wages and benefits index receded from 25.2 to 19.1, suggesting some moderation in upward pressure on compensation costs."
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