Government, Business

Philadelphia Fed’s Factory Outlook Is Weakest in Three Years

Manufacturing Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The six-month outlook for manufacturing in America’s mid-Atlantic region slumped to a three-year low, another sign that expectations for weaker global growth may be weighing on producers.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Toyota Boosts Investment in US Manufacturing to $13 Billion, Adds Another 600 Jobs

Toyota Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

Back in 2017, Toyota said that it would invest at least $10 billion over the course of the next five years in its U.S. manufacturing presence. Now, the Japanese automaker is saying it will exceed that goal in announcing a new commitment of $13 billion in the same timeframe.

Benjamin Raven |, Walker, Mich.
March 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada Factories Halt Slide With Strongest Gain in Seven Months

Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

Canadian manufacturers began 2019 with their strongest sales gain in seven months, bringing an end to a string of bad reports.

Theophilos Argitis | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Business, TCA

Texas Manufacturing Growth Sparks Optimistic Outlook

Texas Trucks sit parked outside the Pilot Travel Center in Orla, Texas. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Manufacturing activity in Texas grew in February, leaving economists and others in the industry optimistic about the future of production across the state and even into the Mexican borderlands.

Mitchell Ferman | The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
March 6, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: US Manufacturing Grows at Slower Pace in February

shoe at New Balance factory A pair of athletic shoes designed for the military are laced up at a New Balance factory in Norridgewock, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

BALTIMORE — American manufacturers expanded at a slower rate in February, as the pace of new orders, production and employment each slipped.

Associated Press
March 1, 2019
Government, Business

Manufacturing Takes Downward Turn in January

Manufacturing Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory production unexpectedly contracted in January, shrinking the most in eight months on weakness in the automotive sector and indicating a weak start to the year as headwinds including a trade war with China weighed on factories.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Factory Gauge Tumbles by Most Since 2008 as Orders Cool

Factory Getty Images

A gauge of U.S. manufacturing plunged last month by the most since October 2008, a fresh sign of deceleration in the economy amid global strains across the sector. U.S. stocks extended declines and Treasury yields fell after the report.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2019
Government, Business

Manufacturing Production Unchanged, Missing Projections

Factory assembly Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory production was unchanged in November and the prior month’s reading was revised to a decline from a gain, a sign the industry may be taking a breather while still growing at a pace that supports economic growth.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2018
Government, Business

Manufacturing Gauge Tops Estimates as Jobs, Orders Rebound

Manufacturing Getty Images

A gauge of U.S. manufacturing rebounded in November as new orders picked up and companies added workers, indicating that factories remain relatively healthy in the fourth quarter.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2018
Government, Business

Manufacturing Growth Tapers in October

Factory Manufacturing Carlos Osorio/Associated press

WASHINGTON — American manufacturers grew at a slower pace in October as factories contended with supply disruptions caused by disputes with China, Europe and other trading partners.

Paul Wiseman | AP Economics Writer
November 1, 2018