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Factory Output Increases for First Time in Three Months

Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News

U.S. manufacturing production rose in April for the first time in three months, indicating a respite for the industry after a one-year slump, a Federal Reserve report showed May 17.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2016
Business

Stronger Emissions Rules to Restrict Fleets From Repurposing Trucks, Experts Predict

Advanced Clean Transportation

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Vertical integration among truck makers will extend into emissions- and fuel-saving technologies in the future and ultimately could limit the number of available innovations, industry executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 9, 2016
Business

Manufacturing's Silver Lining: More Industries Improving

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

There is one positive aspect of U.S. manufacturing’s recent performance. While uninspiring, the rate of growth is broadening to include almost all types of producers.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2016
Business

Growth at American Manufacturers Cools as Challenges Persist

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing expanded at a slower pace than forecast in April as factories continued to grapple with lax global demand and fallout from a weakened U.S. energy industry.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2016
Business

Manufacturing Output Falls by Most Since February 2015

Paul Taggart/Bloomberg News

U.S. manufacturing output unexpectedly declined in March by the most since February 2015, indicating factories remain scarred by global challenges that are slow to dissipate.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2016
Business

Factory Orders Drop in February in Latest Sign Economic Growth Slowed in First Quarter

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in February and business spending on capital goods was much weaker than initially thought, the latest indications that economic growth slowed further in the first quarter.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
April 4, 2016
Business

Manufacturing Expands for First Time in Seven Months

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing expanded in March for the first time in seven months, fueled by a surge in orders that signals American factories are emerging from their worst slump since the last recession.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Mixed Reviews from Small Fleets on ELDs: '10% of Our Force Quit,' Says One

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Small- and medium-size trucking fleets continue to wrestle with the federal electronic logging device mandate, with some finding pleasant surprises and others driven to despair and resignation, according to discussion here at an industry conference.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Expect GHG Rules to Spark Another Pre-Buy Truck Splurge Before 2021, Experts Say

Vieth by Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions could increase the cost of a tractor-trailer combination by about $14,250 through 2027 and cause another pre-buy cycle of trucks similar to 2006-2007, participants at an industry conference said here.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 31, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Analysts See No Evidence of Looming Recession

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The well-established, yet not-at-all-dramatic U.S. economic recovery will probably avoid recession and instead keep chugging along at about 2% annual growth, said a trio of economic analysts.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 31, 2016

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