hmmm..for some reason the most senior banker of USA thinks its not.
US business activity expands at fastest pace on record amid marked uptick in client demand
April PMITM data indicated a marked and unprecedented expansion in business activity across the U.S. service sector. Supporting the upturn in output was the fastest increase in new business on record. Pressure on capacity remained evident, as backlogs of work accumulated at a faster pace and employment rose at the second-sharpest rate on record. Some concerns regarding the sustainability of new order inflows weighed slightly on business confidence, although optimism remained relatively strong. Meanwhile, input costs rose at the quickest rate since data collection began in October 2009 amid supplier price hikes. Firms ... (full story)