Manufacturing sector performance

In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, a staff members walks past a semi truck loaded with new vehicles in the parking lot for a local automaker in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October, tumbling 13 percent from a year earlier and adding to an unexpectedly painful downturn for global automakers in their biggest market. (Chinatopix via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 1:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October as an unexpectedly painful slump in the global industry's biggest market deepened. Purchases of SUVs, sedans and minivans contracted 13 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million units, the China Association of Auto...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo robots weld the cab of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for October. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 01, 2018 - 7:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers grew at a slower pace in October as factories contended with supply disruptions caused by trade disputes with China, Europe and other trading partners. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index...
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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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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a customer shops at a Target department store in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Monday, Oct. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 5:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales was offset by weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department said Monday that the scant gain in September followed an equally meager 0.1 percent increase...
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October 12, 2018 - 4:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales plunged 12 percent in September, adding to economic challenges for the country's leaders amid a worsening tariff fight with Washington. Sales in the biggest global market fell to 2 million sedans, SUVs and minivans, an industry group, the China Association of...
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Exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Due to environment protection reasons the city of Berlin has to introduce a diesel driving ban on several highly frequented roads. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 10, 2018 - 8:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union officials are pushing ahead with tougher car emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive...
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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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October 02, 2018 - 5:12 pm
Vehicle sales are slowing down despite a run on big SUVs. Major automakers said Tuesday that U.S. sales fell 7 percent in September and 4 percent for the June-through-September quarter, compared with the same periods last year. Weaker numbers for September and the third quarter wiped out a 1.8...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo a roll of steel is moved into position at the Borusan Mannesmann Pipe manufacturing facility in Baytown, Texas. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for August. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 14, 2018 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural gas. The Federal Reserve said Friday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, has climbed 4.9 percent over...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks over a 2019 Cooper S convertible on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure...
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