Manufacturing and mining shipments

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo cashier Liz Moore, right, checks out customers Christie Meeks, center, and Lisa Starnes, left, at a Kohl's store in Concord, N.C. On Friday, Sept. 28, the Commerce Department issues its August report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
September 28, 2018 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending edged up a moderate 0.3 percent in August as sales of cars and other durable goods fell. A key gauge of inflation slowed slightly after its biggest annual gain in six years. The rise in spending represented a slowdown from gains of 0.4 percent in both June...
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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 - 8:48 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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A man pushes a cart loaded with goods past a decoration baring the words "Business Prospers and Booming" outside a retail and wholesale clothing mall in Beijing, Monday, July 9, 2018. The trade war that erupted last Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 09, 2018 - 8:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. The impact of Friday's tariff hikes on the world's second-largest economy should be limited,...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders have dropped for the fourth month in a row, raising concerns that growth is slowing in Europe's largest economy. The Economy Ministry said Thursday that orders were down 2.5 percent in April over March, with particularly sharp drops in domestic orders and 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. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
May 25, 2018 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in April amid weaker demand for aircraft. But a key category that tracks business investment rose after sliding in March — a sign of health for American industry. The Commerce Department says U.S. orders for durable goods —...
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In this Monday, March 12, 2018, photo, a long row of 2018 Countryman models is shown at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, March 23, the Commerce Department releases its February report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 23, 2018 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in the U.S. rebounded in February, reversing a January drop, to rise at the fastest pace since June. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable goods, items meant to last...
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In this Oct. 27, 2017, photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for February. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
March 01, 2018 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers said they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years — gains driven in part by a jump in hiring. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Thursday that its manufacturing index climbed to 60.8 in...
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FILE- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows a Whirlpool microwave and oven on display in the appliance section of a Lowe's in Wexford, Pa. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2017, the Commerce Department releases its report on durable goods for January. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 27, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 3.7 percent in January, the biggest decline since July 2017, following two months of increases that reflected strength in the country's industry. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that orders were depressed by a 10 percent...
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In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant, in Louisville, Ky. On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for January. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 01, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers expanded again last month, though more slowly than in December. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Thursday that its manufacturing index dipped to 59.1 in January from a revised 59.3 in December. But any...
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Container trucks leave a cargo terminal at a port in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Japan's trade surplus fell by 25 percent in 2017 from a year earlier though a recovery in exports to China and the U.S. helped provide a strong tailwind for the economy, preliminary data released Wednesday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 24, 2018 - 2:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus fell by 25 percent in 2017 from a year earlier though a recovery in exports to China and the U.S. helped provide a strong tailwind for the economy. Preliminary data released Wednesday showed exports rose 11.8 percent in 2017 to 78.3 trillion yen ($712 billion)...
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