Manufacturing sector performance

Activists of the environment protection organization 'Greenpeace' pump up a giant ballon to protest against climate-damaging cars displayed at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The headwinds buffeting the auto industry are making themselves felt at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with companies confronting a slowdown in sales due to global trade uncertainty and pressure from governments to lower emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. Signs...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the second quarter. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 05, 2019 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity rose at a healthy pace in the second quarter but dropped at American factories, another sign of trouble for manufacturers. The Labor Department said Thursday that overall productivity — output per hour worked — rose at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 2.3% in...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo General Motors employees work on the chassis line as they build the frame, power train and suspension onto the truck's body at the Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Mich. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for August. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
September 03, 2019 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war and slower global growth are weighing on the U.S. economy, reducing factory output in August for the first time in three years. A survey by the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, on Tuesday showed that factory...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 3, amid revived jitters over U.S.-Chinese trade tension, while wrangling by British lawmakers over whether to try to postpone Brexit saw the pound fall further. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 03, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Technology companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as disappointing economic data and the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China put investors in a selling mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 350 points as the market gave back some of its...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo Weber grills are displayed at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $3.48 billion. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 26, 2019 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods rose for the second straight month, but the strength again came from a big increase in the volatile aircraft category. A category that tracks business investment also rose for the second straight month, though last month's...
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das speaks during a press conference in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. India's central bank on Wednesday cut its key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, reducing the repo rate by 0.35% to 5.40% to shore up the economy, with consumer spending and corporate investment faltering and the production of capital goods and consumer durables decelerating. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
August 07, 2019 - 4:08 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Wednesday cut its key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, reducing the repo rate by 0.35% to 5.40% to shore up the economy, with consumer spending and corporate investment faltering and the production of capital goods and consumer durables...
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August 06, 2019 - 3:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders, a leading indicator of the health of Europe's biggest economy, increased unexpectedly strongly in June thanks to demand from outside the eurozone. The Economy Ministry said Tuesday that orders were up 2.5% compared with the previous month, when they were down 2...
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A party ship cruises on the river Main during the Mainfest event in Frankfurt, Germany, late Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 05, 2019 - 5:46 am
LONDON (AP) — A sharp downturn in Germany's manufacturing sector is weighing heavily on the 19-country eurozone economy, which is close to seeing a drop in overall activity, a survey showed Monday. In its monthly overview of the manufacturing and services sectors, financial data firm IHS Markit...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower rate in July, as measures of production and employment fell. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index slipped to 51.2 last month from 51.7 in June. Any reading...
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In this July 11, 2019, photo Weber grills are displayed at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. On Thursday, July 25, the Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 25, 2019 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods rose last month after sharp declines the previous two months, propelled by demand for commercial aircraft and cars. A category that tracks business investment had its biggest increase in four months. Orders for durable goods —...
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