Manufacturing sector performance

Trader Vincent Napolitano, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Stocks are falling as energy companies are dragged lower by the continuing plunge in crude oil prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 09, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies. Crude oil prices fell for the 10th day in a row. Auto sales in China fell in October for the fourth month in a row and are down 13 percent...
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In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, a staff members walks past a semi truck loaded with new vehicles in the parking lot for a local automaker in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October, tumbling 13 percent from a year earlier and adding to an unexpectedly painful downturn for global automakers in their biggest market. (Chinatopix via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 4:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October as an unexpectedly painful slump in the global industry's biggest market deepened. Purchases of SUVs, sedans and minivans contracted 13 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million units, the China Association of Auto...
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November 06, 2018 - 2:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders edged up unexpectedly in September, pushed higher by demand from inside the country and elsewhere in the 19-nation eurozone. The Economy Ministry said Tuesday that orders were up 0.3 percent compared with the previous month, following a 2.5 percent rise in August...
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A cleaner walks by investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Asian markets are mixed on Wednesday after U.S. companies, including those that outperformed in the third quarter, cautioned against escalating a trade dispute with China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 24, 2018 - 12:26 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets have bounced back from their retreat after the report of strong preliminary manufacturing data in Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.5 percent to 22,130.30 as a private survey suggested a recovery in manufacturing in October. The Shanghai...
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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a customer shops at a Target department store in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Monday, Oct. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department said Monday that the scant gain in September followed an equally meager 0.1 percent...
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October 05, 2018 - 3:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Factory orders in Germany, Europe's largest economy, rose strongly in August after two months of declines, boosted by strong foreign demand from outside the eurozone. The Economy Ministry said Friday that orders rose 2 percent in August over July, in seasonally and calendar adjusted...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a line technician works on assembling a redesigned Nissan Altima sedan at its Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. On Monday, Oct. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
October 01, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in September as manufacturers continued to cope with supply disruptions stemming from trade disputes with China, Europe, Mexico and Canada. The disruptions forced manufacturers to make a larger draw on their inventories. Overall the country's...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo a roll of steel is moved into position at the Borusan Mannesmann Pipe manufacturing facility in Baytown, Texas. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for August. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 14, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural gas. The Federal Reserve said Friday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, has climbed 4.9 percent over...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks over a 2019 Cooper S convertible on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure...
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September 11, 2018 - 7:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese auto sales fell for a second month in August, adding to signs of economic malaise amid a worsening tariff battle with Washington. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said Tuesday sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the biggest global auto...
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