Manufacturing sector performance

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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A child plays with a balloon at a clothing store having a promotion sale in Beijing, Monday, July 15, 2019. China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 15, 2019 - 3:19 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy grew 6.2% over a year ago, down from the previous quarter's 6.4%,...
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President Donald Trump greets supporters as he arrives at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 1:58 pm
FOX POINT, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to reminisce about the upset Wisconsin victory he carried off in 2016 after Democrat Hillary Clinton took the state for granted. He's determined not to make the same mistake himself. With Wisconsin now a pivotal state for his reelection chances,...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Wang Chuanfu, chairman and president of BYD Auto, the biggest global electric brand by sales volume, prepares to show the latest cars during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China’s auto sales fell 7.8% in June amid a trade fight with Washington and slower economic growth, extending a year-old contraction that is squeezing automakers that need to spend on developing electric cars. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 10, 2019 - 12:58 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell 7.8% in June amid a trade fight with Washington and slower economic growth, extending an unexpectedly painful downturn for automakers that are spending heavily to develop electric cars. Drivers in the global industry's biggest market bought 1.7 million SUVs,...
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July 05, 2019 - 11:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped unexpectedly sharply in May, raising questions about a rebound in Europe's largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that industrial orders dropped 2.2% over April, with foreign orders down 4.3%, when adjusted for seasonal and...
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In this June 19, 2019, photo a worker balances on a steep roof as he lays down shingles on a roof on a new house in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. On Wednesday, July 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for June. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 03, 2019 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew at a slower pace in June as the pace of hiring, orders and production decelerated. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its non-manufacturing index fell to 55.1 from 56.9 in May. Anything above 50 signals...
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In this May 19, 2019, photo a line of unsold 2019 CX-5 sports-utility vehicles sits at a Mazda dealership in Littleton, Colo. On Wednesday, June 26, the Commerce Department releases its May report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 26, 2019 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell sharply in May while demand in a category that tracks business investment rose modestly. Orders fell 1.3% in May following an even bigger 2.8% drop in May, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That weakness...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi talks with colleagues on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 21, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes moved mostly lower in afternoon trading Friday as a weeklong rally fizzled out a day after the market hit an all-time high. The benchmark S&P 500 index was still on track to notch its third straight weekly gain following four consecutive weekly losses. Trading was muted...
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A currency trader reads documents at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 21, 2019. Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2019 - 5:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares opened higher in Europe on Friday after mostly declining in Asia despite the S&P 500 index's record high overnight close. Germany's DAX added 0.4% to 12,400.10 while the CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.6% to 5,566.15. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.3% to 7,445.33. U.S. shares looked...
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Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 21, 2019 - 1:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.8% to 21,286.49 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.3% to 28,...
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