NMI® at 55.7%; May Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®; Business Activity Index at 59.5%; New Orders Index at 57.9%; Employment Index at 55.3%
NMI® at 55.7%; May Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®; Business Activity Index at 59.5%; New Orders Index at 57.9%; Employment Index at 55.3% DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report’s information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of May 2015.TEMPE, Ariz., June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in May for the 64th consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “The NMI® registered 55.7 percent in May, 2.1 percentage points lower than the April reading of 57.8 percent. This represents continued growth in the non-manufacturing sector although at a slower rate. The Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index decreased to 59.5 percent, which is 2.1 percentage points lower than the April reading of 61.6 percent, reflecting growth for the 70th consecutive month at a slower rate. The New Orders Index registered 57.9 percent, 1.3 percentage points lower than the reading of 59.2 percent registered in April. The Employment Index decreased 1.4 percentage points to 55.3 percent from the April reading of 56.7 percent and indicates growth for the 15th consecutive month. The Prices Index increased 5.8 percentage points from the April reading of 50.1 percent to 55.9 percent, indicating prices increased in May for the third consecutive month. According to the NMI®, 15 non-manufacturing industries reported growth in May. Overall there has been a slight slowing in the rate of growth for the non-manufacturing sector. Respondents’ comments are mostly positive about business conditions and indicate economic growth will continue.”INDUSTRY PERFORMANCEThe 15 non-manufacturing industries reporting growth in May — listed in order — are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Management of Companies & Support Services; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; Construction; Accommodation & Food Services; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Public Administration; Wholesale Trade; Educational Services; Finance & Insurance; Retail Trade; and Health Care & Social Assistance. The only industry reporting contraction in May is: Mining.WHAT RESPONDENTS ARE SAYING …*Non-Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business® data is seasonally adjusted for Business Activity, New Orders, Prices and Employment Indexes. Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business® data is seasonally adjusted for New Orders, Production, Employment and Supplier Deliveries.**Number of months moving in current direction.COMMODITIES REPORTED UP/DOWN IN PRICE, AND IN SHORT SUPPLYCommodities Up in PriceBeef (7); Beef Products; Chicken (3); Consultants; Copper Products; Dairy Products; #1 Diesel Fuel (5); #2 Diesel Fuel (2); Eggs; Fuel (4); Gasoline (5); Labor; Medical Supplies; Natural Gas*; and Paper (3).Commodities Down in PriceBacon; Coffee; Computer Products; Contract Labor; Corn; Lubricant Products; Natural Gas*; Plastic Products; and Pork (2).Commodities in Short SupplyDrugs; and Services Labor (4).Note: The number of consecutive months the commodity is listed is indicated after each item.*Reported as both up and down in price.NMI®In May, the NMI® registered 55.7 percent, a decrease of 2.1 percentage points when compared to April’s reading of 57.8 percent, indicating continued growth in the non-manufacturing sector for the 64th consecutive month. A reading above 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector is generally contracting.An NMI® in excess of 48.7 percent, over a period of time, generally indicates an expansion of the overall economy. Therefore, the May NMI® indicates growth for the 70th consecutive month in the overall economy, and indicates expansion in the non-manufacturing sector for the 64th consecutive month. Nieves stated, “The past relationship between the NMI® and the overall economy indicates that the NMI® for May (55.7 percent) corresponds to a 3.0 percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) on an annualized basis.”NMI®HISTORYBusiness ActivityISM®’s Business Activity Index in May registered 59.5 percent; a decrease of 2.1 percentage points below April’s reading of 61.6 percent. This represents growth in business activity for the 70th consecutive month. Fifteen industries reported increased business activity, and two industries reported decreased activity for the month of May. Comments from respondents include: “Business expansion and seasonal increases” and “Spring season peak activity of consumer goods flowing to major retailers.”The 15 industries reporting growth of business activity in May — listed in order — are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Management of Companies & Support Services; Educational Services; Transportation & Warehousing; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Construction; Utilities; Accommodation & Food Services; Public Administration; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Wholesale Trade; Finance & Insurance; Health Care & Social Assistance; and Information. The two industries reporting a decrease in business activity in May are: Mining; and Retail Trade.New OrdersISM®’s Non-Manufacturing New Orders Index grew in May for the 70th consecutive month at a slower rate compared to April. The index registered 57.9 percent, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from the April reading of 59.2 percent. Comments from respondents include: “More demand and requests for services” and “Seeing new business development and new service requirements with new customers planning new and higher levels of market demands.”The 14 industries reporting growth of new orders in May — listed in order — are: Management of Companies & Support Services; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Educational Services; Transportation & Warehousing; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Utilities; Public Administration; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Construction; Accommodation & Food Services; Finance & Insurance; Retail Trade; Health Care & Social Assistance; and Wholesale Trade. The only industry reporting contraction of new orders in May is: Mining.EmploymentEmployment activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in May for the 15th consecutive month. ISM®’s Non-Manufacturing Employment Index registered 55.3 percent, which reflects a decrease of 1.4 percentage points when compared to April’s reading of 56.7 percent. Fourteen industries reported increased employment, and two industries reported decreased employment. Comments from respondents include: “Additional demand for services necessitated increased staffing counts” and “Staffing for new client.”The 14 industries reporting an increase in employment in May — listed in order — are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Retail Trade; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; Management of Companies & Support Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Finance & Insurance; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Wholesale Trade; Health Care & Social Assistance; Public Administration; Accommodation & Food Services; and Construction. The two industries reporting a reduction in employment in May are: Mining; and Educational Services.Supplier DeliveriesSupplier Deliveries were unchanged in May as the index registered 50 percent which is 3.5 percentage points lower than the 53.5 percent registered in April. A reading above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries, while a reading below 50 percent indicates faster deliveries.The seven industries reporting slower deliveries in May — listed in order — are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Wholesale Trade; Construction; Accommodation & Food Services; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The eight industries reporting faster deliveries in May — listed in order — are: Mining; Educational Services; Retail Trade; Transportation & Warehousing; Health Care & Social Assistance; Information; Finance & Insurance; and Public Administration.InventoriesISM®’s Non-Manufacturing Inventories grew for the second consecutive month after a month of contraction and registered 51 percent in May, which is the same reading that was reported in April. Of the total respondents in May, 32 percent indicated they do not have inventories or do not measure them. Comments from respondents include: “Deliberate actions to bring them down” and “Same level, but more frequent turns.”The eight industries reporting an increase in inventories in May — listed in order — are: Educational Services; Transportation & Warehousing; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Other Services; Management of Companies & Support Services; Wholesale Trade; Public Administration; and Retail Trade. The seven industries reporting decreases in inventories in May — listed in order — are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Mining; Accommodation & Food Services; Construction; Finance & Insurance; and Health Care & Social Assistance.PricesPrices paid by non-manufacturing organizations for purchased materials and services increased in May for the third consecutive month. ISM®’s Non-Manufacturing Prices Index for May registered 55.9 percent, 5.8 percentage points higher than the 50.1 percent reported in April. The percentage of respondents reporting higher prices is 20 percent, the percentage indicating no change in prices paid is 73 percent, and 7 percent of the respondents reported lower prices.The 11 non-manufacturing industries reporting an increase in prices paid during the month of May — listed in order — are: Utilities; Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Services; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Wholesale Trade; Construction; Transportation & Warehousing; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Management of Companies & Support Services; Public Administration; and Health Care & Social Assistance. The four industries reporting a decrease in prices paid for the month of May are: Mining; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Information; and Finance & Insurance.NOTE: Commodities reported as up in price and down in price are listed in the commodities section of this report.Backlog of OrdersISM®’s Non-Manufacturing Backlog of Orders Index contracted in May after three consecutive months of growth. The index registered 48.5 percent, which is 6 percentage points lower than the 54.5 percent that was reported in April. Of the total respondents in May, 42 percent indicated they do not measure backlog of orders.The six industries reporting an increase in order backlogs in May — listed in order — are: Construction; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Management of Companies & Support Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Public Administration; and Wholesale Trade. The six industries reporting a decrease in order backlogs in May — listed in order — are: Mining; Transportation & Warehousing; Information; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Retail Trade; and Finance & Insurance. Six industries reported no change in order backlogs in May compared to April.New Export OrdersOrders and requests for services and other non-manufacturing activities to be provided outside of the United States by domestically based personnel grew in May after a month of contraction. Prior to the contraction in April, the last time new export orders contracted was in March 2014. The New Export Orders Index for May registered 55 percent, which is 6.5 percentage points higher than the 48.5 percent reported in April. Of the total respondents in May, 68 percent indicated they either do not perform, or do not separately measure, orders for work outside of the United States.The six industries reporting an increase in new export orders in May — listed in order — are: Information; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Management of Companies & Support Services; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; and Finance & Insurance. The three industries reporting a decrease in new export orders in May are: Mining; Wholesale Trade; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting. Eight industries reported no change in new export orders in May compared to April.ImportsThe ISM® Non-Manufacturing Imports Index grew in May for the fourth consecutive month. This month’s reading at 53.5 percent is 2 percentage points higher than the reading of 51.5 percent reported in April. Fifty-nine percent of respondents reported that they do not use, or do not track the use of, imported materials.The nine industries reporting an increase in imports for the month of May — listed in order — are: Transportation & Warehousing; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Management of Companies & Support Services; Other Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Information; Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The three industries reporting a decrease in imports for the month of May are: Mining; Accommodation & Food Services; and Construction. Six industries reported no change in imports in May compared to April.Inventory SentimentThe ISM® Non-Manufacturing Inventory Sentiment Index in May registered 59 percent, which is 0.5 percentage point lower than the 59.5 percent reported in April. This indicates that respondents believe their inventories are still too high at this time. In May, 24 percent of respondents said their inventories were too high, 6 percent said their inventories were too low, and 70 percent said their inventories were about right.The eight industries reporting a feeling that their inventories are too high in May — listed in order — are: Educational Services; Other Services; Wholesale Trade; Finance & Insurance; Retail Trade; Utilities; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; and Public Administration. The only industry reporting a feeling that their inventory is too low in May is: Information. Nine industries reported no change in inventory sentiment in May compared to April.About This ReportThe data presented herein is obtained from a survey of non-manufacturing supply managers based on information they have collected within their respective organizations. ISM® makes no representation, other than that stated within this release, regarding the individual company data collection procedures. The data should be compared to all other economic data sources when used in decision-making.Data and Method of PresentationThe Non-Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business® is based on data compiled from purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Membership of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee is diversified by NAICS, based on each industry’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP). The Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee responses are divided into the following NAICS code categories: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Utilities; Construction; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Transportation & Warehousing; Information; Finance & Insurance; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Management of Companies & Support Services; Educational Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Accommodation & Food Services; Public Administration; and Other Services (services such as Equipment & Machinery Repairing; Promoting or Administering Religious Activities; Grantmaking; Advocacy; and Providing Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services, Personal Care Services, Death Care Services, Pet Care Services, Photofinishing Services, Temporary Parking Services, and Dating Services).Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the indicators measured (Business Activity, New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Inventory Change, Inventory Sentiment, Imports, Prices, Employment and Supplier Deliveries), this report shows the percentage reporting each response, and the diffusion index. Responses represent raw data and are never changed. Data is seasonally adjusted for Business Activity, New Orders, Prices and Employment. All seasonal adjustment factors are subject annually to relatively minor changes when conditions warrant them. The remaining indexes have not indicated significant seasonality.The NMI® (Non-Manufacturing Index) is a composite index based on the diffusion indexes for four of the indicators with equal weights: Business Activity (seasonally adjusted), New Orders (seasonally adjusted), Employment (seasonally adjusted) and Supplier Deliveries. Diffusion indexes have the properties of leading indicators and are convenient summary measures showing the prevailing direction of change and the scope of change. An index reading above 50 percent indicates that the non-manufacturing economy in that index is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. Supplier Deliveries is an exception. A Supplier Deliveries Index above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries and below 50 percent indicates faster deliveries.An NMI® in excess of 48.7 percent, over a period of time, indicates that the overall economy, or gross domestic product (GDP), is generally expanding; below 48.7 percent, it is generally declining. The distance from 50 percent or 48.7 percent is indicative of the strength of the expansion or decline.The Non-Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business® survey is sent out to Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee respondents the first part of each month. Respondents are asked to ONLY report on information for the current month. ISM® receives survey responses throughout most of any given month, with the majority of respondents generally waiting until late in the month to submit responses in order to give the most accurate picture of current business activity. ISM® then compiles the report for release on the third business day of the following month.The industries reporting growth, as indicated in the Non-Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business® monthly report, are listed in the order of most growth to least growth. For the industries reporting contraction or decreases, those are listed in the order of the highest level of contraction/decrease to the least level of contraction/decrease.About Institute for Supply Management®Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is committed to advancing the practice of supply chain management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. This year, ISM celebrates 100 years of leading, innovating and guiding the profession through the renowned ISM Report On Business®, highly regarded certification programs, and industry-standard training and educational resources. ISM is a not-for-profit organization with global influence, serving supply chain professionals in more than 90 countries.The full text version of the Non-Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business® is posted on ISM®’s website at www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org on the third business day* of every month after 10:00 a.m. (ET).The next Non-Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business® featuring the June 2015 data will be released at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on Monday, July 6, 2015.*Unless the NYSE is closed. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/LA02871LOGO 

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Table Trac Announces First Quarter 2015 Results
Table Trac Announces First Quarter 2015 Results [unable to retrieve full-text content]MINNETONKA, Minn., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Table Trac, Inc. (OTCBB: TBTC), a developer and provider of casino information and management systems that automate and monitor the operations of casinos, today announced financial results for its first quarter of 2015. For the…

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Mega Millions, Powerball Tickets Worth $5 Million Sold in Lancaster, Philadelphia & Luzerne Counties; Both Jackpots Roll Again
Mega Millions, Powerball Tickets Worth $5 Million Sold in Lancaster, Philadelphia & Luzerne Counties; Both Jackpots Roll Again MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mega Millions® and Powerball® prizes totaling $5 million were won in Pennsylvania before the jackpots for both games rolled to total $441 million.A Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold in Lancaster County for Friday’s drawing. Two Powerball tickets each worth $2 million for Saturday’s drawing were sold by retailers in Luzerne County and Philadelphia.The Mega Millions ticket for the May 29 drawing matched all five white balls drawn, 20-27-38-49-66, but not the yellow Megaball 02, to win a prize of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.The retailer, Turkey Hill, 1010 Sharp Ave., Ephrata, Lancaster County, earns a $5,000 bonus.The Powerball tickets matched all five white balls drawn, 08-09-25-56-57, but not the red Powerball 22, to win prizes of $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. Each was sold with the $1 Power Play® option, which boosted the prize to $2 million instead of $1 million.Nelly Travel Plaza, 3765 Nuangola Road, Nuangola, Luzerne County, and Ridge Shell, 8965 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, each earn a $10,000 bonus.Prizes must be claimed and winning tickets validated before winners can be identified. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.The Lottery encourages the holders of the winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file claims at any of Lottery’s seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices and at headquarters from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.More than 133,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the Friday drawing, including 18,912 winners who bought the Megaplier feature and multiplied their prize by four.More than 34,500 Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the Saturday drawing, including 7,586 winners who bought the Power Play feature and multiplied their prize by two.The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday, June 2, rolled to $253 million (annuity) or $157.8 million (cash). The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, June 3, rolled to $188 million (annuity) or $119.4 million (cash).  In the 2013-14 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $83.8 million in prizes to winners in Luzerne County, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $38.7 million to programs serving the county’s older residents. In Philadelphia County, the Lottery awarded more than $295.1 million in prizes and contributed nearly $236.3 million to support benefits for older residents. In Lancaster County, the Lottery awarded more than $65.9 million in prizes and contributed nearly $36 million to support benefits for older residents.Powerball and Mega Millions are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights. Visit palottery.com for details on how to play both games.About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.For drawings results, winning numbers, winners’ stories and to subscribe to the Lottery’s RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery. MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Miller or Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008   

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