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

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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

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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
Government, Business

September Manufacturing Production Rises on Broad Demand

Manufacturing Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press

Factory production expanded in September for a fourth consecutive month on broad-based demand as the sector accelerated in the third quarter, Federal Reserve data showed Oct. 16.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2018
Government, Business

Gains Among Automakers Help Spur Factory Production in August

Car factory in Tennessee Erik Schelzig/Associated Press

U.S. factory production rose in August amid broad-based gains that included automakers, providing support for economic growth this quarter, Federal Reserve data showed Sept. 14.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2018

Manufacturers Add 22,000 Jobs in March

Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

President Donald Trump argues that he’s getting tough on China’s trade practices to keep domestic manufacturers from dying. One hole in that argument: American factories are coming back to life on their own.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018

Capital-Equipment Orders Rebound by More Than Forecast

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Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment snapped back in February after two months of declines, consistent with steady manufacturing growth, a Commerce Department report showed March 23.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Will Hit US Factories Already Jammed

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The steel tariffs that President Donald Trump plans to impose would deal a major blow to U.S. factories, according to an official with an industry group.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2018