Manufacturing sector performance

October 07, 2019 - 2:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders, an important indicator for Europe's biggest economy, dropped for the second consecutive month in August — led by lower demand from domestic customers. The Economy Ministry said Monday that orders were 0.6% lower compared with the previous month. That followed a...
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In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo a Puckett Machinery Company technician walks past a new heavy duty Caterpillar excavator that awaits modification at Puckett Machinery Company in Flowood, Miss. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 01, 2019 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity hit its lowest level in more than a decade, as President Donald Trump's trade wars take a toll on American manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index shrank for the...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, photo, a roadside fruit seller waits for customers as vehicles drive past in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Confidence in the Indian economy is giving way to uncertainty as growth in the labor-intensive manufacturing sector has come to a near standstill, braking to 0.6% in the last quarter from 12.1% in the same period a year earlier. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
September 16, 2019 - 3:10 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Anuj Kapoor took over his father's booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers. Seven years later, he's had to lay off half his workers as drooping sales caused his profit to plummet by at least 80%...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, a long line of unsold Clubman sports-utility vehicles sit at a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 13, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 13, 2019 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0.4% last month, down from a strong 0...
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Activists of the environment protection organization 'Greenpeace' pump up a giant ballon to protest against climate-damaging cars displayed at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The headwinds buffeting the auto industry are making themselves felt at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with companies confronting a slowdown in sales due to global trade uncertainty and pressure from governments to lower emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. Signs...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the second quarter. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 05, 2019 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity rose at a healthy pace in the second quarter but dropped at American factories, another sign of trouble for manufacturers. The Labor Department said Thursday that overall productivity — output per hour worked — rose at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 2.3% in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 3, amid revived jitters over U.S.-Chinese trade tension, while wrangling by British lawmakers over whether to try to postpone Brexit saw the pound fall further. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 03, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Technology companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as disappointing economic data and the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China put investors in a selling mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 280 points as the market gave back some of its...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo General Motors employees work on the chassis line as they build the frame, power train and suspension onto the truck's body at the Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Mich. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for August. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
September 03, 2019 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war and slower global growth are weighing on the U.S. economy, reducing factory output in August for the first time in three years. A survey by the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, on Tuesday showed that factory...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo Weber grills are displayed at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $3.48 billion. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 26, 2019 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods rose for the second straight month, but the strength again came from a big increase in the volatile aircraft category. A category that tracks business investment also rose for the second straight month, though last month's...
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A cleaning machine is seen behind rain drops on a car window is it cleans the Roemerberg square in Frankfurt, Germany, on a rainy Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 07, 2019 - 4:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — German industrial production dropped significantly for the second time in three months in June, the latest sign of weakness from Europe's biggest economy. Wednesday's report fueled expectations of an overall decline in the second quarter. Production was down 1.5% compared with the...
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