General Motors reported today very strong December sales, up 10 percent. This was well above expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters expected GM's December U.S. sales to increase by about 3.5 percent from a year earlier.
Ford Motor also beat forecasts, indicating that 2016 results will beat a record high set in 2015.
This is not anything close to what a recession looks like.
It's another data point that Austrian-lites will somehow have to twist into their odd economic view that the Fed can not manipulate the economy into a boom phase.