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Industrial Economy Stronger Than Thought, Economists Say.

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Under the headline “Industrial Economy Builds Fresh Strength,” the Wall Street Journal (1/21, Tita, Hagerty, subscription required) quotes Jefferies & Co. analyst Stephen Volkmann as saying, “The industrial economy is stronger than many people believe.” He added, “I think there are still some legs to this recovery just to get back to normal levels” in the wake of the recession. The Journal notes earnings reports from industrial companies have been largely positive, which is portrayed as a good sign for coming reports. CEO Don Washkewicz of Parker Hannifin, which doubled its year-on-year profit for the fiscal quarter, said, “Based on the way these orders are coming through, I think this [rebound] is going to be sustainable.” Rockwell Collins and Johnson Controls also reported strong results.

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