Manufacturing sector performance

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo washers and dryers are shown on display in a retail store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Friday, May 24, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
May 24, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable goods — or items meant to last at least three years — fell 2.1%, after rising 1...
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Customers shop at a toy store in Beijing, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. His administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties, including toys, sneakers, shirts, alarm clocks, toasters and coffeemakers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 15, 2019 - 2:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up shaky economic growth. Wednesday's unexpectedly weak data prompted suggestions Beijing will needs to boost stimulus spending and bank...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Chinese automaker Geely Auto displays a sedan from its new electric brand Geometry during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China's auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, the 10th straight month of decline amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
May 14, 2019 - 1:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, the 10th straight month of decline amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown. Drivers in the industry's biggest global market bought 1.6 million sedans, SUVs and minivans, according to an industry group,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 file photo, protestor flags fly opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. The British economy is likely to weaken as firms stop ease up on Brexit preparations now that Britain’s departure from the European Union has been delayed by months, the Bank of England said Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
May 10, 2019 - 5:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy expanded by a solid quarterly rate of 0.5% in the first three months of the year as firms geared up for the long-anticipated Brexit date. However, that boon is set to diminish in coming months and growth is expected to ease as the country hurtles toward its next...
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May 06, 2019 - 4:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey is showing that the 19-country eurozone economy lost further momentum in April. Financial information firm IHS Markit said Monday that its composite purchasing managers index — a broad gauge of economic activity — fell modestly to 51.5 in April from 51.6 in...
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In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019, photo, workers sewing clothing for export at an garment factory in Donghai county in east China's Jiangsu province. China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington, suggesting Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown might be gaining traction. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 5:39 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington as Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown started to gain traction. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.4% over a year before in the three months ending in March, the...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Asian stock prices followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday on encouraging global economic data.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 02, 2019 - 4:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices followed Wall Street higher Tuesday on encouraging economic data despite uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Hong Kong gained while Tokyo was flat. Oil prices rose again, adding to Monday's...
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Cruise ships and ferries line up for customers in the harbor in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, March 30, 2019. In background Hamburg's new landmark, the "Elbphilharmonie" concert hall. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 01, 2019 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy received a double dose of bad news Monday as inflation fell further away from the European Central Bank's target and a closely monitored survey showed the crucial manufacturing sector shrinking at its fastest rate in six years. The developments suggest Europe is...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 1, 2019. Shares have surged in Asia following a bullish Friday on Wall Street, where the benchmark S & P 500 logged its biggest quarterly gain in nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 01, 2019 - 4:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Monday in Europe and Asia after the release over the weekend of encouraging manufacturing data in China that suggest government stimulus may be gaining traction. Germany's DAX gained 1.0 percent to 11,634.87 while the CAC40 in France jumped 0.9 percent to 5,396.96...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 1, 2019. Shares have surged in Asia following a bullish Friday on Wall Street, where the benchmark S & P 500 logged its biggest quarterly gain in nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 01, 2019 - 12:40 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Monday in Asia after the release over the weekend of encouraging manufacturing data in China that suggest government stimulus efforts may be yielding results. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 1.6 percent to 21,539.75, easing off earlier highs after newly released economic...
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