B2B News Update: What Factory Production and Holiday Travel Have in Common

+ more


Data out of Washington, D.C. this week shows positive signs for American factory production. The November numbers show a seasonally-adjusted increase of 1.1% in November.

That’s good enough for the biggest month-over-month increase since October, 2017.

The data is a measure of factory, mining and utility output.

It was not long ago we discussed the traffic and travel surge for Thanksgiving, and now just three weeks later the forecasts are in for the holiday season.

New data from the American Automobile Association reveals just how many people may be on the move for the Winter holidays.

AAA forecasts 104.8 million Americans, the most ever, will drive to their holiday destination. The biggest growth year-over-year will come from air travel, though.

6.97 million Americans will fly between December 21 and January 1, up 4.9% from the same time last year.


What’s Inside the Mind of a Model Airplane Pilot?
April 19, 2021
Peter Bröckerhoff enjoys flying model airplanes. “What I like most about model flying is the unique opportunity to operate extraordinary airplanes,” he said. He likes the JetPower Event, which used to be held in Read more
The Weekly Scale: April 19th, 2021
April 19, 2021
  This week at MarketScale, we finish launching some of our newest contributor podcasts, explore the conversations powering industrialized construction, and debate if automation will Read more
How Chipotle’s New Degree Program Is Shaping Higher Education
April 19, 2021
Chipotle recently announced its new debt-free, tuition-covered program for its employees, which is somewhat similar to other tuition assistance programs at fast-food restaurants. The workers must major in Read more