Manufacturing sector performance

An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Asian shares were lower in quiet New Year's Eve trading, with many markets closed. Tuesday's declines tracked a broad retreat overnight on Wall Street that erased some of the major indexes’ recent gains, though the market remains on track to end the year with its best performance since 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 31, 2019 - 3:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — World shares were lower in quiet New Year's Eve trading on Tuesday, with many markets closed. The declines tracked a broad retreat overnight on Wall Street that erased some of the major U.S. indexes’ recent gains, though the market remains on track to end the year with its best...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo shoppers carry bags as they cross a street in San Francisco. Black Friday kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season. On Friday, Dec. 20, the Commerce Department issues its November report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 20, 2019 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending in November at the fastest pace in four months, and income growth rebounded to its strongest gain since August. The Commerce Department said Friday that consumer spending rose at a 0.4% annual rate last month, led by a jump in spending on durable...
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Boeing workers exit the plant in front of a giant mural of a jet on the side of the manufacturing building behind Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Renton, Wash. Shares of Boeing fell before the opening bell on a report that the company may cut production of its troubled 737 MAX or even end production all together. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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December 17, 2019 - 1:55 pm
Acknowledging that it will take longer to get the 737 Max back in the air, Boeing plans to suspend production of its marquee jet next month in a decision that could ripple across the entire U.S. economy. The company announced Monday that it would stop building the Max starting sometime in January,...
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December 16, 2019 - 6:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy is likely to remain flat in the current quarter after narrowly avoiding a recession over the summer, according to the country's central bank. The Bundesbank wrote in its monthly report for December issued Monday that “German economic output could stagnate in the...
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December 09, 2019 - 3:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports posted a second consecutive month-on-month increase in October, defying economists' expectations of a slight decline. The Federal Statistical Office said Monday that exports rose 1.2% compared with the previous month. That followed a 1.5% increase in September. In year-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July, 5, 2018 file photo, a jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. Defying fears and predictions, the American job market is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Employers added an impressive 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment returned to a 50-year low 3.5% _ all at a time when the Trump administration is engaged in a bruising trade war with China while fighting other U.S. trading partners as well. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 07, 2019 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts. Employers added a sizzling 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment matched a 50-year low of 3.5% — all while the Trump administration is waging a bruising trade war...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo people work in the production area at the Honda Aircraft Co. headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. where the HondaJet Elite aircraft is manufactured. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports on activity by U.S. manufacturers in October. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 01, 2019 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output dropped for the third straight month in October as trade tensions and a slowing global economy took a toll on American factories. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index blipped...
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A man checks clothing price tags at a fashion retailer store having a promotion sale at a shopping mall in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Chinese leaders are counting on consumers to power the economy, replacing trade and investment as Beijing fights a tariff war with Washington. But shoppers are jittery about possible job losses and are tightening their belts, hurting sales of cars, real estate and other big-ticket items. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 01, 2019 - 1:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — With home sales crashing, real estate agent Zhang Yonggang is tightening his belt, part of a plunge in Chinese consumer demand that is a bigger threat to economic growth than Beijing's tariff war with Washington. Zhang, who works in the central city of Taiyuan, said his office sold...
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October 07, 2019 - 2:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders, an important indicator for Europe's biggest economy, dropped for the second consecutive month in August — led by lower demand from domestic customers. The Economy Ministry said Monday that orders were 0.6% lower compared with the previous month. That followed a...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, photo, a roadside fruit seller waits for customers as vehicles drive past in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Confidence in the Indian economy is giving way to uncertainty as growth in the labor-intensive manufacturing sector has come to a near standstill, braking to 0.6% in the last quarter from 12.1% in the same period a year earlier. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
September 16, 2019 - 3:10 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Anuj Kapoor took over his father's booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers. Seven years later, he's had to lay off half his workers as drooping sales caused his profit to plummet by at least 80%...
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