Manufacturing sector performance

January 07, 2019 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.K. fell in 2018 by their biggest rate since the global financial crisis a decade ago due to a weaker economy and a raft of regulatory changes, an industry lobby group said Monday. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the new car market was...
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January 07, 2019 - 2:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped in November, dragged down by a fall in demand from other eurozone countries. The Economy Ministry said Monday that overall orders were 1 percent lower than in the previous month following a slight 0.2 percent gain in October. The figure includes an 11.6-...
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FILE- In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo a recruiter from the postal service, right, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in the cafeteria of Deer Lakes High School in Cheswick, Pa. Even with fear of a global economic slump depressing stock markets, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 jobs report for December is expected to offer reassurance that the U.S. economy remains sturdy and on track to expand for a 10th straight year. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 04, 2019 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial government shutdown. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate...
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January 03, 2019 - 6:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy. Automakers reported an increase of 0.3 percent over a year ago to 17.27 million vehicles. The increase came despite rising interest rates, a volatile stock market, and...
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A woman browses her iPhone as she walks by a mural depicting an iPhone and Chinese people buy smartphone to communicate with family members, at a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Apple Inc.’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to Chinese consumers who are jittery over an economic slump and a trade war with Washington. The tech giant became the latest global company to collide with Chinese consumer anxiety when CEO Tim Cook said iPhone demand is waning, due mostly to China. Weak consumer demand in the world’s second-largest economy is a blow to industries from autos to designer clothing that are counting on China to drive revenue growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 03, 2019 - 11:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc.'s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to shareholders Wednesday that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter of 2018 will fall well below...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo Crystal Odum inspects the front end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze at Jamestown Industries in Youngstown, Ohio. On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for December. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
January 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American factories grew last month at the slowest pace in more than two years, with some manufacturers complaining about the impact of President Donald Trump's contentious trade policies. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Thursday...
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December 11, 2018 - 7:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry's biggest market plunged 16 percent from a...
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December 06, 2018 - 2:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders edged up 0.3 percent in October as a large increase in demand from other countries in the eurozone outweighed a fall in domestic orders. The month-on-month rise reported Thursday by the Economy Ministry was the third consecutive increase in orders, an important...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo final inspector Mary Skinner inspects the rear end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze at Jamestown Industries in Youngstown, Ohio. On Monday, Dec. 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for November. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 03, 2018 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in November as new orders surged, a positive sign for domestic economic growth heading into 2019. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday its manufacturing index rose to 59.3 last month...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Michael Urkonis. left, works with specialists John McNierney, center, and Douglas Johnson on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 21, 2018 - 10:52 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Thursday as a mixed bag of data from the United States that could point to softening growth rattled investors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was less than 0.1 percent lower at 21,504.00 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.2 percent to...
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