Manufacturing sector performance

FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. On Monday, April 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for March. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 01, 2019 - 7:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers grew at a faster pace in March, as the pace of employment jumped and new orders and production improved. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says that its manufacturing index rose to 55.3 last month, up from 54.2 in...
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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 - 4:21 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks around the world rose Monday on encouraging manufacturing data out of China that suggested government stimulus there may be gaining traction. European shares were up in midday trading despite bad economic reports there, with Germany's DAX gaining 1 percent to 11,645. The CAC40...
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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 - 2:59 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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March 31, 2019 - 9:12 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Monday in Asia following a bullish end to last week on Wall Street, where the benchmark S & P 500 logged its biggest quarterly gain in nearly a decade. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 1.9 percent to 21,604.76, easing off earlier highs after newly released economic...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo a worker assembles interior cabinets for a boat at Regal Marine Industries in Orlando, Fla. Last week the Commerce Department said factory orders rose 0.1 percent in January, a tiny increase that matched December’s reading but fell short of many economists’ forecasts. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 25, 2019 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The growing evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing is likely contributing to the dip in small business optimism that began early in the year. Reports this month from the government and an industry group point to a drop in manufacturing activity. While the manufacturing sector is a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, a beam of sunlight is cast on vehicles on a city ring-road clogged with heavy traffic during the morning rush hour in Beijing. The downturn in China’s auto market worsened in January and February as sales plunged 17.5 percent from a year earlier. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
March 13, 2019 - 10:56 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The downturn in China's auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with Washington chilled demand in the industry's biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans plunged 17.5 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs,...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, file photograph, a long row of unsold 2019 Tacoma pickup trucks sits at a Toyota dealership in Lakewood, Colo. On Wednesday, March 13, the Commerce Department releases its January report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 13, 2019 - 5:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods edged up slightly in January, but the strength came from a big increase in the volatile aircraft category. In encouraging news for future growth, a key category that tracks business investment plans posted its biggest gain...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a customer shops in a Sears store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Monday, March 11, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for December and January. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 11, 2019 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market. Retail sales increased just 0.2 percent, the Commerce Department said Monday, after a sharp fall of 1.6 percent in...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, file photo an unsold 2019 Escape sports-utility vehicles sit in a long row at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Commerce Department releases its December report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 21, 2019 - 8:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a 1.2 percent advance in December, but much of the strength came from a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, a notoriously volatile sector. In a worrisome development, a key category that tracks business...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 19, 2019 - 1:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Tuesday following a choppy day in Asia as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington. Germany's DAX was flat at 0.1 percent to 11,300.61 while the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.3 percent to 5,152.88. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 0.5...
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