Manufacturing and mining shipments

October 06, 2017 - 4:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders rose sharply in August, driven by both foreign and domestic demand, in a strong sign for the country's industrial activity. The Economy Ministry reported Friday that industrial orders rose 3.6 percent in August over the previous month, following a 0.4 percent...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, apprentice Ryan Buzzy, right, works with Skip Johnson, a trainer for the Stihl Inc. apprenticeship program, on a metalworking lathe in their training area at the Stihl Inc. manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach, Va. On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders for August. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 05, 2017 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2 percent in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos. The solid showing follows a steep drop of 3.3 percent in July, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Recent hurricanes didn't impact...
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In this April 7, 2017 photo, a man looks at an electronic stock board showing morning closing transaction value of Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. On Monday, Oct. 17, 2017, shares in Asia are higher after China and Japan reported stronger than expected factory data. Many markets in the region were closed Monday for national holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 01, 2017 - 10:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares in Asia are higher after China and Japan reported stronger than expected factory data. Many markets in the region were closed Monday for national holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.1 percent to 20,376.90 and the S&P ASX/200 jumped 1.1 percent to 5...
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September 27, 2017 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose a modest 1.7 percent in August, reflecting a rebound in the volatile aircraft sector. A gauge of business investment was up for a second month, providing hope that a revival in manufacturing is gaining strength. The Labor Department...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo, vehicles are lined up in front of a Chevrolet dealership in Richmond, Va. On Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, the Commerce Department releases its July report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 25, 2017 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods sank 6.8 percent in July, the biggest fall in nearly three years, led by a drop in the volatile category of civilian aircraft. But a gauge of business investment rose last month. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable...
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August 25, 2017 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods sank 6.8 percent in July, the biggest fall in nearly three years, led by a drop in the volatile category of civilian aircraft. But a measure of future business investment advanced 0.4 percent. The Commerce Department says orders for...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Factory orders in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, climbed 1 percent in June compared with the previous month thanks to a strong rise in domestic demand. The Economy Ministry said Friday that orders from inside Germany were up 5.1 percent in June, while those from abroad were down 2...
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 1, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after North Korea carried out a missile test over the weekend. Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
May 01, 2017 - 5:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's index rose Monday, helped by a weaker yen and strong readings in a manufacturing survey, while many markets in Europe and the rest of Asia were closed for holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Many markets in Asia and Europe, including France, Germany and Great Britain, were closed for...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, washers and dryers appear on display for sale at a J.C. Penney store in Pittsburgh. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March 2017 as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose a slight 0.7 percent in March, the weakest showing since a 0.9 percent...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, photo, washers and dryers appear on display for sale at a J.C. Penney store in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 24, 2017, the Commerce Department releases its February report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 24, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greater demand for commercial aircraft helped U.S. businesses increase their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, but a key category that tracks business investment plans slipped slightly. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable goods rose 1...
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