manufacturing

Business, Equipment

September Factory Orders Up 1.9%

Ford Motor employees inspect a ventilator on May 13. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a stronger-than-expected 1.9% in September with a key category that tracks business investment showing a solid gain as well.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
October 27, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace Since Late 2018

A worker welds parts for a ballot drop box inside a manufacturing facility in Washington. A worker welds parts for a ballot drop box inside a manufacturing facility in Puyallup, Wash. (Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg News)

U.S. manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace since late 2018, powered by growth in new orders that are a bright spot in an otherwise struggling economy.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
September 1, 2020
Business

US Manufacturing Improves in July, According to ISM

Metal worker using a grinder A metal worker uses a grinder. For the second straight month, the index was above 50, indicating growth in the manufacturing sector. (Phynart Studio/Getty Images)

U.S. manufacturing improved again in July with a key gauge of activity rising further into expansion territory.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Orders for Big-Ticket Manufactured Goods Jump 7.3% in June

A General Motors worker validates N95 masks in Warren, Mich., on April 23. A General Motors worker validates N95 masks in Warren, Mich., on April 23. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a solid 7.3% in June, the second big monthly gain as manufacturing tries to climb out of a spring slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
July 27, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Manufacturing Bounces Back in June on Reopenings

Ford employees work on a ventilator at a plant in Michigan on May 13. Ford employees work on a ventilator at a plant in Michigan on May 13. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

U.S. manufacturing rebounded in June as major parts of the country opened back up, ending three months of contraction in the sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
July 1, 2020
Government, Business

US Economy Hits Record Lows in April Retail, Factory Data

A Statue of Liberty sculpture stands on display inside a souvenir shop temporarily closed in New York on May 12. A Statue of Liberty sculpture stands on display inside a souvenir shop temporarily closed in New York on May 12. (Demetrius Freeman/Bloomberg News)

U.S. retail sales and factory output registered the steepest declines on record in April, illustrating a recession so deep that it likely will take years to fully recover.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2020
Government, Business

Manufacturing Falls in April as Virus Ravages Economy

Ford assembly line Machines work on an assembly line at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in 2019. (Amr Alfiky/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing retreated again in April, a victim of economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

May 1, 2020
Government, Business

US, Global Manufacturing Contracted in March

Jolee Masson, a student in South Carolina, volunteers to sew new elastic into medical masks at the Tara Grinna Swimwear factory on March 30. Jolee Masson, a student in South Carolina, volunteers to sew new elastic into medical masks at the Tara Grinna Swimwear factory, recently converted to produce N95 masks, on March 30. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
April 1, 2020
Government, Business

Italy Shuts Most Factories to Halt Virus

Smoke billows from a factory chimney in Ospiate, Italy, in December 2018. Smoke billows from a factory chimney in Ospiate, Italy, in December 2018. (Luca Bruno/Associated Press)

Italy has become the first western developed nation to idle most of its industry to halt the spread of the coronavirus, in a potential cautionary tale for other governments that are resisting such drastic measures.

Colleen Barry | Associated Press
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

Factories Expand Despite Virus, Though Deliveries Slow

An Apple manufacturing plant in Texas Workers at an Apple manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — American factories expanded in February for the second straight month, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 2, 2020

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