Manufacturing sector performance

December 09, 2019 - 2:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports posted a second consecutive month-on-month increase in October, defying economists' expectations of a slight decline. The Federal Statistical Office said Monday that exports rose 1.2% compared with the previous month. That followed a 1.5% increase in September. In year-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July, 5, 2018 file photo, a jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. Defying fears and predictions, the American job market is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Employers added an impressive 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment returned to a 50-year low 3.5% _ all at a time when the Trump administration is engaged in a bruising trade war with China while fighting other U.S. trading partners as well. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 07, 2019 - 9:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts. Employers added a sizzling 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment matched a 50-year low of 3.5% — all while the Trump administration is waging a bruising trade war...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo workers with Apple products being assembled before President Donald Trump tours an Apple manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas. On Monday, Dec. 2, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports on activity by U.S. manufacturers in November. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
December 02, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output deteriorated for the fourth consecutive month, damaged by trade conflicts and a weakening global economy. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manufacturing index dipped to 48.1 last month from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo Eldon Sylvester harvest soybeans in his field near Wamego, Kan. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department issues the second estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 27, 2019 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of government reports Wednesday cast a picture of a steadily growing U.S. economy, fueled by solid consumer spending and defying threats — at least for now — from a U.S.-China trade war and a global slowdown. The Commerce Department estimated that the economy grew at a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, clothes dryers, top, are stacked on top of washing machines at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department releases its October report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 27, 2019 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded last month on a surge in demand for military aircraft. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders for durable goods — which are meant to last at least three years — rose 0.6% in October after dropping in...
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President Donald Trump tours an Apple manufacturing plant, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Austin with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump, left. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 20, 2019 - 5:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple keeping its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital. Trump’s visit follows Apple’s announcement in September that it would continue...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo people work in the production area at the Honda Aircraft Co. headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. where the HondaJet Elite aircraft is manufactured. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports on activity by U.S. manufacturers in October. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 01, 2019 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output dropped for the third straight month in October as trade tensions and a slowing global economy took a toll on American factories. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index blipped...
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A man checks clothing price tags at a fashion retailer store having a promotion sale at a shopping mall in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Chinese leaders are counting on consumers to power the economy, replacing trade and investment as Beijing fights a tariff war with Washington. But shoppers are jittery about possible job losses and are tightening their belts, hurting sales of cars, real estate and other big-ticket items. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 01, 2019 - 12:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — With home sales crashing, real estate agent Zhang Yonggang is tightening his belt, part of a plunge in Chinese consumer demand that is a bigger threat to economic growth than Beijing's tariff war with Washington. Zhang, who works in the central city of Taiyuan, said his office sold...
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In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 photo Maria Alvarez, front, and her husband Guillermo Alvarez, behind, both of Boston, examine clothes washers and dryers at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Commerce Department releases its September report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled in September by the largest amount in four months while a closely watched category that tracks business investment fell for a second month. The declines underscored the troubles manufacturing is having in the face...
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October 14, 2019 - 5:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 6.3% in September from a year earlier and purchases of electric cars tumbled 34.2% at a time when the industry is spending heavily to meet government sales quotas for the technology, an industry group reported Monday. The global industry's biggest market is on...
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