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Factory Output Stalls in April on Machinery Cutbacks

Natalie Behring/Bloomberg News

Factory production stalled in April, as American manufacturers were dealt blows by a strong dollar and cheap oil.

May 15, 2015
Business

Wholesalers Face an Inventory Glut

Sales of durable goods at U.S. distributors in January and February suffered the biggest two-month drop since the recession's last gasp in early 2009, figures from the Commerce Department showed April 9 in Washington.

April 10, 2015
Business

Factory Orders Increase for First Time in 7 Months

Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory orders rose 0.2% in February, the first increase since July, the Commerce Department reported April 2.

April 2, 2015
Business

Factory Production Drops for Third Consecutive Month

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Factory production in the U.S. declined in February for a third consecutive month, a sign cutbacks in manufacturing will hold back economic growth this quarter.

March 16, 2015
Business

Factory Production Posts Tepid Growth in January

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Factory production rose less than forecast in January as motor vehicle assemblies declined along with demand for construction materials, indicating U.S. manufacturing is moderating.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2015
Business

Factories Expand at Slowest Rate in a Year

George Frey/Bloomberg News

U.S. factories expanded at the weakest pace in a year in January as orders cooled, a sign weakness in overseas markets is restraining U.S. manufacturing, the Institute for Supply Management said.

February 2, 2015
Business

Factory Output Cools After Biggest Gain Since February

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

Factory production cooled in December as capital spending and vehicle assemblies slowed, indicating U.S. manufacturers were adjusting to weaker overseas markets.

Nina Glinski | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2015
Business

Factory Orders Drop for Fourth Month

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Factory orders dropped 0.7% in November, the fourth straight decline, the Commerce Department reported Jan. 6.

January 6, 2015
Business

Factory Orders Dip For Second Month

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Factory orders dropped 0.6% in September after a 10% decline the prior month, the Commerce Department reported Nov. 4.

November 4, 2014
Business

Factory Orders Drop 10.1% in August

Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

Factory orders dropped 10.1% in August after a 10.5% rise the prior month, the Commerce Department reported Oct. 2.

October 2, 2014

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