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.

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 | Associated Press
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