The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) released its monthly leasing and finance index, which summarizes economic activity for the $518 billion equipment finance sector and reflects the volume of commercial equipment financed in the U.S.  

The report revealed that overall new business volume for May rose 5% when compared with the same period in 2009. When compared to April, data indicated that volume decreased by 6%, to $4.4 billion  from $4.7 billion .

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