inventories and orders

February 06, 2019 - 12:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders were down 1.6 percent in December compared with the previous month, official data showed Wednesday — a worse-than-expected performance that adds to worries about slowing growth in Europe's biggest economy. Economists had expected a 0.3 percent increase. However,...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Shares are lower in most markets open in Asia with much of the region taking a break for the Lunar New Year.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in most of the markets open in Asia on Tuesday, though much of the region took a break for the Lunar New Year. Australia's benchmark surged 2.1 percent to 6,017.20 following a report on a probe into banking malpractices that was less severe than anticipated. The...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Shares are lower in most markets open in Asia with much of the region taking a break for the Lunar New Year.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 04, 2019 - 8:39 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are lower in most markets open in Asia with much of the region taking a break for the Lunar New Year. Shares edged lower in Japan and India on Tuesday but surged 2.1 percent in Australia following a report on banking malpractices that was less severe than anticipated. The weak...
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January 06, 2019 - 11:46 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped in November, dragged down by a fall in demand from other eurozone countries. The Economy Ministry said Monday that overall orders were 1 percent lower than in the previous month following a slight 0.2 percent gain in October. The figure includes an 11.6-...
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December 05, 2018 - 11:28 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders edged up 0.3 percent in October as a large increase in demand from other countries in the eurozone outweighed a fall in domestic orders. The month-on-month rise reported Thursday by the Economy Ministry was the third consecutive increase in orders, an important...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo final inspector Mary Skinner inspects the rear end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze at Jamestown Industries in Youngstown, Ohio. On Monday, Dec. 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for November. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 03, 2018 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in November as new orders surged, a positive sign for economic growth heading into 2019. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index rose to 59.3 last month from 57.7 in...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo a long line of unsold 2018 QX60 sports utility vehicles cast long shadows at an Infiniti dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Commerce Department releases its September report on durable good. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 25, 2018 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods slowed significantly in September, while a key category that tracks business investment fell for a second straight month. Demand for durable goods edged up a slight 0.8 percent in September, a sharp slowdown from a 4.6...
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October 05, 2018 - 12:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Factory orders in Germany, Europe's largest economy, rose strongly in August after two months of declines, boosted by strong foreign demand from outside the eurozone. The Economy Ministry said Friday that orders rose 2 percent in August over July, in seasonally and calendar adjusted...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2018, file photo, a family shops for washing and drying machines at Lowe's Home Improvement store in East Rutherford, N.J. On Friday, Aug. 24, the Commerce Department releases its July report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
August 24, 2018 - 5:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell 1.7 percent in July, the third decrease in the past four months. The Commerce Department said Friday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years such as autos and appliances — totaled $246.9 billion last...
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FILE- This May 21, 2018, file photo shows a row of washing machines for sale at Lowe's Home Improvement store in East Rutherford, N.J. The Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods on Thursday, July 26. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
July 26, 2018 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June after declining for two months, a sign manufacturing is still growing despite a series of global trade disputes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from...
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