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Happy 71st Birthday, Mr. President, Quotes from Donald Trump

June 14th, 2017 Comments off
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President Trump and VP Mike Pence have both said they will be in the promise keeping business. Image credit, National Views.

As much of the world knows, today is President Donald J. Trump’s 71 birthday. Wikipedia summarizes key points about Donald Trump on his birthday, as follows.

Donald Trump

45th U.S. President

Donald John Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

Born: June 14, 1946 (age 71), Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Net worth: 3.5 billion USD (2017) Forbes

Spouse: Melania Trump (m. 2005), Marla Maples (m. 1993–1999), Ivana Trump (m. 1977–1992)

Children: Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Barron Trump

Education: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1968).

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Some quotes from his business and presidential efforts are found below.

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What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.

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Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.

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In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

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You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

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If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.

 

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As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.

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One need not look farther than the nearest newscast to hear what opponents of the president have to say. Why do his supporters believe? This meme from Pinterest sums it up for millions.

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.

 

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NFIB and MHARR have both applauded President Trump’s election. MHI has too, but that’s another story for another time, linked here.

Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken. – Donald J. Trump.

Disclosure: This writer supported the President early in his campaign, and continues to support him. Please see this article, linked here.  Happy Birthday, President Trump! ##

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Surprise! President Trump Polling Better than Bill Clinton at This Stage of Presidency; Impact

June 7th, 2017 Comments off

TrumpSurpisesPollstersAgainPostedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsAfter months of blistering media attacks, innuendo, protests, and allegations that have turned up no evidence, President Donald J. Trump, has neither resigned nor faced impeachment.  In fact, while polling is fairly low, it is higher – per the Real Clear Politics average – than President Bill Clinton had at this point in his first year of office.

The media’s approval rating is lower still, as is the Congress.

Special elections that many sources breathlessly predicted would yield a Democratic upset, have all so far been won by the GOP.  Another special election race looms later this month in Georgia, which is reportedly close in the polling.

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Markets Roar

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NFIB sources tell MHProNews that they have about the same number of manufactured housing industry company members as MHI does. Photo and credit, Juanita Duggan, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business (credit, NFIB).

Perhaps the strongest indicator of President Trump’s job approval are the markets.  They’ve soared since his election.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President and CEO, Juanita Duggan stated after the election – as they celebrated his win, which is widely welcomed among independent businesses – “What a difference a day makes.”

We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” Duggan said.

Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments,” as Duggan and NFIB are pushing for tax reform, which along with regulatory relief are among the market drivers. See that recent story, linked here.

Specific measures on manufactured housing connected stocks reaction to Trumponomics are reported at this link here. ##

(Editor’s note: for a new report, analysis and commentary by Soheyla Kovach on the Trump presidency, prior administrations, and the outlook plus needs for manufactured housing under the new administration, please click here).

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ADP Jobs Report for May Released

June 1st, 2017 Comments off
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The monthly private payroll jobs report from ADP and Moody’s Analytics was released today, and it appears that President Donald Trump’s “America First” plans are taking shape.

According to CNBC, job creation surged in May thanks to a jump in construction positions and a boom in professional and business services, up 253,000, which is significantly higher than the expectations from economists surveyed by Reuters, which projected a number of 185,000.

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Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics. Credit: CNBC.

The growth is three times the rate of the growth in the underlying labor force,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.

So that means the unemployment rate, which is 4.4 percent, is quickly headed to 4 percent. This labor market is rip-roaring and getting really tight.”


Leading the way in jobs created was the services sector, with 205,000 new jobs, professional and business services contributing 88,000 jobs, which represents the best month for the sector in nearly three years, and education and health services adding 54,000 jobs.

The report noted that the construction sector added 37,000 jobs as the building season heats up, while manufacturing grew by 8,000 jobs and mining grew by 3,000 jobs.

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As Daily Business News readers are aware, the mining sector has been one of the cornerstones of President Trump’s agenda.

Trade, transportation and utilities added 58,000 new jobs, and franchises add 18,400 new workers.

The positive report comes at a time where economists are doubtful that the Trump administration can deliver on its goal of three percent annual GDP growth, in part because the labor market is near full employment.

The report from ADP and Moody’s Analytics are regular precursors to the nonfarm payrolls count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Economists estimate that payroll growth will come in around 176,000, down from the previous month’s 211,000.

 

The Proof is in the Pudding…

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The President and First Lady visit Saudi Arabia. 300 billion in deals were completed during the visit. Credit: The White House.

As the Daily Business News covered in a feature story recently, while President Trump continues to make progress, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades, and the highest consumer, business confidence, and homebuilder confidence numbers in years, along with over $300 billion in deals with Saudi Arabia, what ELS Chairman Sam Zell colorfully called a “cacophony” of Deep State resistance has moved into high gear.

Even with that Deep State resistance, NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan, and industry organizations like MHARR, talked about the potentially massive impact that the Trump Administration could have.

Small business owners are clearly encouraged by the election results, but now it’s time for President-elect Trump and congressional leaders to deliver,” said Duggan.

Federal taxes, regulations, and Obamacare are the three biggest impediments to running a small business in America. Small business owners have high expectations that those problems will be addressed.”

For more on President Trump’s progress, and challenges, click here. ##

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NFIB Sounds off to Washington on Tax Reform

May 23rd, 2017 Comments off
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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) tells MHProNews that in a meeting last week, the organization told House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) that small business owners expect comprehensive tax reform this year and that it must feature parity for businesses of every size.

Tax reform has the potential to have an enormously positive impact on small businesses; it is their top priority in 2017,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan.

Given that small businesses account for nearly half of the gross domestic product (GDP) and private sector workforce, and create two out of every three net new jobs, the U.S. economy will not reach its full potential for growth without a robust and flourishing small business sector.”

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Juanita Duggan, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business (credit, NFIB).

As Daily Business News readers are aware, the NFIB has been very vocal about small business taxes, stressing the importance to the American economy.

Tax reform that starts with small business is one of the keys to unleashing a strong American economy. Approximately 75 percent of small business owners are taxed at the individual tax rate, not the corporate tax rate, because their businesses are structured as pass-through entities,” said the NFIB in an April statement.

Tax discrepancies between corporate and individual rates must be addressed in this once-in-a-generation window of opportunity. There is tremendous optimism for this new Congress to repair and simplify a tax code that is holding back our small business economy.

Duggan made that clear to the committee.

To be clear, tax reform should result in a tax code that is easier to comply with, ensures that small businesses have rate parity with their larger competitors, and reduces tax rates for all small businesses. No small business should pay a higher tax rate than they do currently, and small businesses should not face a higher tax rate than large corporations, which would put them at a competitive disadvantage,” said Duggan.

Fortunately, the House Republican tax reform blueprint and the tax reform plan outlined by President Trump take important steps forward toward these goals, and we remain confident that Congress and the Administration will unite behind a tax reform proposal that starts with small business.”

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She also pointed out that small business owners have high expectations for tax reform this year, and that Congress’s failure to deliver could affect the economy.

In April, the Small Business Optimism Index fell to 104.5, as ‘expected business conditions’ dropped significantly. The Committee and Congress must understand that small business owners are paying close attention, and they are making decisions that affect the economy based on how Washington performs. The time to address small business owners’ biggest economic concerns is now,” said Duggan.

Duggan and the NFIB were very vocal and active leading up to, and after the election of President Trump, including a March report about small business optimism being at it’s highest rate in 37 years.

We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” said Duggan at the time.

Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments.

The Daily Business News will continue to follow and report on the progress of tax reform. For more from the NIFB on small business, click here. ##

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Outsourcing and the U.S. Economy: Can Trump Muscle Save the Day?

May 3rd, 2017 Comments off
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India based IT services firm Infosys announced yesterday that they plan to hire 10,000 U.S. workers over the next two years and open up four additional technology centers, beginning in Indiana.

According to Newsmax, the move comes at a time when Infosys, along with fellow Indian companies Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro, are on the radar of the Trump Administration for displacing U.S. workers by bringing in cheaper foreign workers as a part of the H1-B Visa program, paying them less.

The Trump Administration has ordered federal agencies to review the program.

When you think about it from a U.S. point of view, obviously creating more American jobs and opportunities is a good thing,” said Infosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka, who said the company plans to hire U.S. workers in fields such as artificial intelligence.

Sikka also says that Infosys has already hired 2,000 U.S. workers as part of a previous effort started in 2014.

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We started small at first and have been growing since then,” said Sikka.

The reality is, bringing in local talent and mixing that with the best of global talent in the times we are living in and the times we’re entering is the right thing to do. It is independent of the regulations and the visas.”

 

How Outsourcing Jobs Affects the Economy

According to a report from The Balance, the main negative effect of outsourcing is it increases U.S. unemployment.

The 14 million outsourced jobs are almost double the 7.5 million unemployed Americans. If all those jobs returned, it would be enough to also hire the 5.7 million who are working part-time but would prefer full-time positions.

The report also says that imposing laws or terms to restrict job outsourcing could make U.S. firms less competitive.

According to a study from Pew Research, major changes are reshaping U.S. workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the “knowledge-focused age.”

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These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills. They are prodding many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills.

The study cites that the number of workers in occupations requiring average to above-average education, training and experience increased from 49 million in 1980 to 83 million in 2015, or by 68 percent.

This was more than double the 31 percent increase over the same period in employment, from 50 million to 65 million, in jobs requiring below-average education, training and experience.

 

Hope for Lost Jobs? President Trump in Action 

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President Trump is known for his no-nonsense, get things done style. Coming into the White House, he had no plans to change it.

I will be the greatest jobs producer God ever created,” said President Trump just before his inauguration. “Believe me.

By all appearances, he’s on his way to delivering on that statement.

In the ADP March private payrolls report, companies added 263,000 jobs for the month, which was well above the 185,000 expected from economists surveyed by Reuters, and also bested the 245,000 reported for February.

Even with a slight move down in April, surveys still show that confidence in the economy is strong.

Job growth is off to a strong start in 2017,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics at the time.

The gains are broad-based but most notable in the goods producing side of the economy including construction, manufacturing and mining.“

That has resonated with the small business community as well, as the January, February, and March reports reflect anticipation of President Trump’s policies, including the highest Small Business Optimism Index in 37 years from the NFIB.

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Juanita Duggan. Credit: NFIB.

We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan in January.

Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments.”

 

 

A View from the Industry

Even with the progress that’s been made, President Trump still faces an uphill battle.

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As well as the markets and new job creation are already responding to his initiatives, where could we be if there wasn’t a non-stop assault on our new president?” said MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach.

In November, Tim Williams told MHProNews that, “I am deeply encouraged that less than 24 hours into President Trump’s term, he has frozen new, potentially burdensome regulations.”  For his full comments, click here.

MHARR CEO, Mark Weiss, JD, shared similar thoughts with MHProNews in a story, linked here.

For more on the nations economic progress, including a recap of President Trump’s first 100 days, click here. ##

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Trump Card: March Jobs Report Delivers

April 6th, 2017 Comments off
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President Donald Trump is known for his no-nonsense, get things done style. Coming into the White House, he had no plans to change it.

I will be the greatest jobs producer God ever created,” said President Trump just before his inauguration.

Believe me.

 

 

By all appearances, he’s on his way to delivering on that statement.

The ADP March private payrolls report is out, and showed another big jump.

According to CNBC, companies added 263,000 jobs for the month, which is well above the 185,000 expected from economists surveyed by Reuters and also better than the 245,000 reported for February.

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Goods producing firms added 82.000 jobs, with construction accounting for 49,000 of that number.

Professional and business services was the leading sector for new jobs with 57,000, and leisure and hospitality added 55,000. Health added 46,000 jobs, manufacturing payrolls grew by 30,000 and trade, transportation and utilities rose by 34,000.

Also of note is where the jobs were created. As part of an ongoing commitment by President Trump to help small business, companies with fewer than 50 employees saw the biggest growth in jobs for March with 118,000, while companies with 50 to 499 employees added 100,000 jobs.

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Job growth is off to a strong start in 2017,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics.

The gains are broad-based but most notable in the goods producing side of the economy including construction, manufacturing and mining.

Markets were hopeful yesterday that President Trump could deliver on his pro-growth agenda. The report from the Labor Department is due at 8:30a ET tomorrow morning.

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Juanita Duggan, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business (credit, NFIB).

As Daily Business News readers are aware, the January, February, and now March reports reflect anticipation of President Trump’s policies, meetings and movement, including the highest Small Business Optimism Index in 37 years from the NFIB.

We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan in January.

Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments.”

 

A View from the Industry

Even with the progress that’s been made, President Trump still faces an uphill battle.

As well as the markets and new job creation are already responding to his initiatives, where could we be if there wasn’t a non-stop assault on our new president?” said MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach.

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L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach addressing industry professionals in an educational session.

Back in November, Tim Williams told MHProNews that, “I am deeply encouraged that less than 24 hours into President Trump’s term, he has frozen new, potentially burdensome regulations.”  For his full comments, click here.

MHARR CEO, M. Mark Weiss, JD, shared similar thoughts with MHProNews in a story, linked here.

For more on the progress of the Trump Administration, including proposed budget cuts to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), click here. ##

 

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NFIB Provides Vital Small Business Guide

April 3rd, 2017 Comments off
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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is out with its 2017 Small Business Tax Guide.

The free publication helps small business owners to identify what’s new for the 2016 tax year, and outlines some of the reforms that the organization expects to see over the next few months as President Donald Trump works to move his tax reform plans forward.

Tax reform that starts with small business is one of the keys to unleashing a strong American economy. Approximately 75 percent of small business owners are taxed at the individual tax rate, not the corporate tax rate, because their businesses are structured as pass-through entities,” said the NFIB in a statement.

Tax discrepancies between corporate and individual rates must be addressed in this once-in-a-generation window of opportunity. There is tremendous optimism for this new Congress to repair and simplify a tax code that is holding back our small business economy.

Each year, small business owners cite taxes as one of their top issues, due to ever changing rules and punitive rates.

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We are very active on tax reform, one of our key priorities for 2017. President Trump and Congressional leadership agree that taxes are far too high for both pass-through businesses and C corporations. The tax code strongly favors large corporations. NFIB believes that no small business should be paying a higher tax rate than Exxon Mobil,” said NFIB CEO Juanita Duggan.

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Juanita Duggan. Credit: NFIB.

I have made it clear to Congress and the President’s team that tax reform starts with small business. Small business employs 58 million Americans and creates more than half of all jobs. If the purpose of tax reform is to grow the economy and create jobs, then it must focus on small business.

Duggan and the NFIB have been vocal and active leading up to, and after the election of President Trump, including a report last month about small business optimism being at it’s highest rate in 37 years.

We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” said Duggan. “Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments.

The NFIB 2017 Small Business Tax Guide is available here.

The small business optimism report is linked here.

For more from the NIFB on small business, click here. ##

 

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Economic, Financial Optimism Surges – Trump Effect?

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A new survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that a combination of job gains and economic optimism are igniting consumer confidence across the country, particularly in rural and middle America.

The ongoing quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey from the NAR asked respondents about their confidence in the U.S. economy and various questions about their housing expectations.

According to the survey, during the first three months of this year, the share of households who believe that the economy is improving jumped to it’s highest level in the survey’s history at 62 percent, up from 54 percent last quarter and 48 percent one year ago.

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In a reversal from previous quarters, the surge in positive sentiment about the economy comes primarily from respondents living in the Midwest, 67 percent versus 51 percent last quarter, and rural areas, 63 percent versus 43 percent last quarter.

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Confidence levels generally rise after a presidential election as the nation hopes for the best. Even though it is a highly polarized country, consumers for the most part have upbeat feelings about the economy right now,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

Stronger business and consumer morale typically lead to even more hiring and spending, which in turn encourages more households to make big decisions like buying a home. These positive developments would be especially good news for prospective homebuyers in the more affordable Midwest region.

Increased confidence in the economy is also translating to improved feelings about financial situations at home.

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The Monthly Personal Financial Outlook Index indicated respondents’ confidence in their financial situation will be better in six months, jumping to its highest reading in the history of the survey as well, climbing to 62.6 in March from 59.8 in December 2016. The index was 58.1 one year ago.

 

The Trump Effect

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As Daily Business News readers are already aware, the election of President Donald Trump has provided a spark to the U.S. economy, including small business optimism being at the highest level in 37 years.

In recent commentary to MHProNews on Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index, author David Horowitz laid out the potential impacts for the Trump Effect and how it differs from the Obama Administration.

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David Horowitz. Credit: Frontpage Mag.

While his first few weeks have certainly been volatile and controversial, Trump will be a demanding leader who applies the best of his negotiating skills to push for U.S. growth,” said Horowitz.

Trump won’t be an ideological purist like Republicans who support free trade but don’t fight for fair trade.

Horowitz also had strong words about President Trump’s predecessor.

We’ve had an anti-business president now for eight years who doesn’t take a hard-nosed attitude towards these deals. Trump is going to get better deals for us, which is still free trade.

Trump will also lead the way in making infrastructure spending to boost the U.S. economy,” said Horowitz.

If the economy grows as it will under Trump, there’s going to be a lot more money to spend.

For more from Horowitz and the impact of President Donald Trump on the economy, click here. ##

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News February 12th 2017 to February 19th 2017

February 19th, 2017 Comments off

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This month’s theme? Frank, Frustrations and Free Enterprise February in MHLand, 2017.

To see the line-up of over 3-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

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Container-MODs Once Moved Cargo, Will Now Provide Homes for Veterans

 

An Industry with a Heart – The Tomorrow’s Home Foundation

 

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Saturday February 18th, 2017

 

NAHB Home Builder Confidence Report Released

 

 

Friday February 17th, 2017

 

Community Owners, Residents, Agree on Bill

 

UMH Up, Manufactured Housing CV Down, Broader Markets Rise

 

New Modular Housing Project Unveiled

 

Homeowner Survey: Location Matters

 

Small Business Optimism Index: January Results

 

 

 

Thursday February 16th, 2017

 

MHC Residents Face Uncertain Future

 

LPX, LCI, Manufactured Housing CV Up, Broader Markets Mixed

 

No End in Sight? Trump Cheers Stock Market Streak

 

Killam Properties Reports Q4, 2016 Earnings

 

Modular Construction Helps to House Veterans

 

 

Wednesday February 15th, 2017

 

Duty to Serve (DTS) Manufactured Housing “Confidential Documents,” Draft and Downloads, FHFA, GSEs

 

Proposed Death Blows to CFPB Put Forward

 

UFPI, Manufactured Housing CV Soar, Broader Markets On Record Streak

 

Modular Company Purchased Out of Bankruptcy

 

After Fight, MHC Gets Green Light

 

Nation Looks to Shipping Containers for Migrant Housing

 

 

 

Tuesday February 14th, 2017

 

State Makes Move to Combine Housing Divisions

 

Deer Valley Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Down, Broader Markets Up

 

Landmarkers send Aluminaire House Packing from NY to CA

 

Manufactured Home Resident Scholarships Due

 

Stopped Before They Can Start? MHC Develop Stalled

 

 

Monday February 13th, 2017

 

MHC Gets Reprieve – But for How Long?

 

SKY, Cavco Up, Manufactured Housing CV, Broader Markets Rise

 

Industry Lender Announces Name Change

 

Future Looks Bleak for MHC

 

Manufactured Housing – Hope for Ownership Versus Rentals?

 

 

Sunday February 12th, 2017

 

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News February 5th 2017 to February 12th 2017

 

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Small Business Optimism Index: January Results

February 17th, 2017 Comments off
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Almost one month into the Donald Trump administration, things continue to look up.

According to the National Federal of Independent Business (NFIB) survey, small business confidence, which saw the largest month-over-month increase in the survey’s history in December, has now reached its highest point in more than a decade.

 

 

The stunning climb in optimism after the election was significantly improved in

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December and confirmed in January,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan.

Small business owners like what they see so far from Washington.

The Index reached 105.9 in January, an increase of 0.1 points, the highest point since December 2004.

The continued surge in optimism is a welcome sign that economic growth is coming,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg.

The very positive expectations that we see in our data have already begun translating into hiring and spending in the small business sector.

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The NFIB survey is a monthly snapshot of small businesses in the U.S., which account for most private-sector jobs and about half of the country’s economic output. Economists look to the report for a read on domestic demand and to extrapolate hiring and wage trends in the broader economy.

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The January jobs report surprised pundits and disappointed critics, coming in strong and well ahead of ‘consensus,” said Dunkelberg.

NFIB survey results anticipated the strong showing as their optimism gets translated into hiring action. Gains in expected sales require more workers to produce output and handle sales. The increase in labor force participation was a welcome sign, suggesting that labor markets are not as tight as the unemployment rate indicates which went up, and that, as opportunities materialize and compensation rises, more workers will re-enter the labor force.

The report from the NFIB is based on a survey of 1,874 small business owners. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small companies represent 99 percent of all U.S. Employers.

We’ve had very low growth for years, mainly because small businesses have been tied down by regulations, taxes, and spiraling health insurance costs,” said Duggan.

Now they can see relief on the horizon, and they are much more optimistic about the future.

For more on last month’s NFIB survey and commentary from the manufactured housing industry, click here. ##

 

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