AP Economics Writer
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Today in Manufacturing Podcast
Today in Manufacturing has a new podcast brought to you by the editors of Industrial Media. In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward.
Mar 19th, 2021
Fed Sees Faster Growth Despite Shortages
Factory output increased despite “significant supply chain challenges” that continued to disrupt production.
Jun 3rd, 2021
First Quarter GDP Holds at 6.4%
Economists believe GDP growth could top 10% in the current April-June quarter.
May 27th, 2021
Business Economists Foresee Best Growth in 37 Years
The economy has been showing surprising strength and resilience in its recovery from the devastating pandemic recession.
May 24th, 2021
U.S. Home Construction Takes a Surprising Fall in April
March had the best showing since the peak of the housing boom in 2006.
May 18th, 2021
Consumer Prices Increased in April as Worries Escalate
A worrisome bout of inflation struck in April, with year-over-year prices seeing their fastest rate of increase since 2008.
May 12th, 2021
Treasury Warns of National Debt Limit
Treasury officials are urging Congress to pass either a new borrowing limit or another suspension of the debt before the looming deadline.
May 5th, 2021
US Trade Deficit Sets Record in March
An improving economy drove purchases of imported foreign goods.
May 4th, 2021
Supply Chain Issues Slow April U.S. Manufacturing Growth
ISM's April manufacturing PMI fell four percentage points from March.
May 3rd, 2021
US Economy Grew at Brisk 6.4% Rate in Q1
Growth in the current April-June period is expected to be faster still, potentially reaching a 10% annual pace or more.
Apr 29th, 2021
U.S. Consumer Confidence Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
The index advanced to its strongest reading since February 2020, right before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in the United States.
Apr 28th, 2021
Survey: Economists Optimistic About U.S. Growth
More than one-third of the economists surveyed think the economy will grow at a rate of at least six percent over the next year.
Apr 26th, 2021