Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Issues Proposed Rule to Upgrade Rear Impact Guard Standard

John Sommers II for TT

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Dec. 7 issued a proposed rule to upgrade current rear impact guards on trucks and trailers to address underride protection in car crashes into trailers and semitrailers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 7, 2015

Manufacturing Shrinks by Most Since June 2009

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing in the U.S. unexpectedly contracted in November at the fastest pace since the last recession as elevated inventories led to cutbacks in orders and production.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2015

Manufacturing in US Climbs for First Time in Three Months

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Factory output increased in October for the first time in three months as producers turned out more construction materials and motor vehicles.

November 17, 2015

Manufacturing Stagnates in October on Weak Global Sales

Paul Taggart/Bloomberg News

American manufacturing remained stuck in neutral in October as factories struggled with dwindling overseas demand and well-stocked customers at home.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2015

US Manufacturing Production Falls for Second Straight Month

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Factory output fell in September for a second month as high inventories and lukewarm demand from overseas customers kept American producers bogged down.

October 16, 2015

Manufacturing Deteriorates on Weaker Global Demand

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

American manufacturing stagnated in September as a stronger dollar and faltering overseas markets led to the slowest pace of orders since November 2012.

October 1, 2015

New York Area Manufacturing Shrinks for Second Straight Month

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing in the New York region contracted in September for a second straight month, reflecting declining orders and employment.

September 15, 2015

American Factories Expand at Slowest Pace in More Than Two Years

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing in the United States expanded in August at the slowest pace since May 2013 as anemic demand from emerging markets such as China translated into leaner factory order books.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 1, 2015

Factory Production Rises on Record Vehicle Assembly

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

Factory production rose more than economists forecast in July on record automobile assembly, indicating American manufacturing is regaining its footing after a slowdown.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2015

Factory Orders Rebound on Strong Demand for Transportation Equipment

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S. factory goods rebounded strongly in June on robust demand for transportation equipment and other goods, a hopeful sign for the struggling manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
August 4, 2015