Manufacturing sector performance

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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September 11, 2018 - 4:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese auto sales fell for a second month in August, adding to signs of economic malaise amid a worsening tariff battle with Washington. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said Tuesday sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the biggest global auto...
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This July 25, 2018, photo shows a help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. Employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, and the...
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September 04, 2018 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew at a faster pace in August as American industry continues to show robust health. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index jumped last month to 61.3 from 58.1 in July. Anything over 50...
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August 31, 2018 - 12:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity improved in August but sales weakened amid a worsening tariff war with Washington, a survey showed Friday. The China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing said its monthly purchasing managers' index rose to 51.3 from July's 51.2 on a 100-point scale...
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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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In this Feb. 6, 2017, photo, workers assemble cars at the Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's auto sales shrank by 5.3 percent in July 2018 from a year earlier as SUV demand sagged, adding to signs of economic malaise amid a tariff battle with Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 2:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales shrank in July from a year earlier as SUV demand sagged, an industry group reported Friday, adding to signs of economic malaise amid a tariff battle with Washington. Sales of sedans, SUVs and minivans fell 5.3 percent from a year ago to 1.6 million in the biggest...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July 2018, but American industry remains healthy. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index slipped last month to 58.1 from 60.2 in June. Anything over 50 signals growth, and U.S. manufacturing is on a 23-month winning streak. Seventeen of 18 manufacturing industries (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 01, 2018 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July, but American industry remains healthy despite growing concern about trade conflicts. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index slipped last month to 58.1 from...
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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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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, an employee of Hyundai Motor Co. waits for customers at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union said Thursday, July 12, 2018, steep auto tariffs that the U.S. is considering could cost tens of thousands of U.S. jobs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 11, 2018 - 11:52 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union said Thursday that steep auto tariffs the U.S. is considering could cost tens of thousands of American jobs, echoing concerns of the global auto industry as spiraling trade conflicts between the U.S. and other major economies heat up. The...
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