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ISM: Hiring Signals More Good Things To Come

July 2, 2015 4:07 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 30th consecutive month.

Report: Fracking To Help U.S. Manufacturing Costs To Fall Below China

July 2, 2015 9:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report cited hydraulic fracturing as the primary reason for the shift in costs.

Survey: U.S. Businesses Step Up Hiring In June To 237K

July 1, 2015 5:05 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Small companies with fewer than 50 employees accounted for half the total job gains.

U.S. Manufacturing Likely Improved In June

July 1, 2015 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solid job growth has flowed into spending on cars and trucks, which should bolster manufacturing...

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Chrysler's June Sales Increase 8 Percent; GM Sales Fall

July 1, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Six auto companies combined for more than 75 percent of the U.S. auto market share in May.

SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

July 1, 2015 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are also introducing new vehicles faster and loading them up with desirable features.

China's Manufacturing Weak In June, More Jobs Cut

July 1, 2015 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's second-largest economy is struggling to emerge from a slump.

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Governors Urge EPA To Keep Renewable Fuel Standards Intact

June 25, 2015 4:13 pm | by Bill Draper, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two governors criticized plans to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline.

Durable Goods Orders Drop 1.8 Percent In May

June 23, 2015 10:05 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May.

Report: China Factory Activity Stabilizing But Still Weak

June 23, 2015 2:06 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese factory activity contracted for a fourth straight month in June.

Hershey To Cut About 300 Jobs, Lowers 2015 Revenue Outlook

June 19, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hershey maintains that a slowdown in China's economy is a contributing factor.

Analysts See Several Reasons For Colt's Slide To Bankruptcy

June 18, 2015 3:03 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The 179-year-old gun maker filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday.

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Current Account Trade Deficit Widens To $113.3B

June 18, 2015 11:44 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The economy is expected to rebound with many economists forecasting growth of around 2 percent.

Gauge Of U.S. Economy Posts Solid 0.7 Percent May Advance

June 18, 2015 11:35 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

This indicates that the economy should gain strength in the second half of this year.

Gas-Price Jump Pushes Consumer Prices Up 0.4 Percent In May

June 18, 2015 11:31 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Outside of energy, price pressures remained modest.

Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Fall To Nearly 15-Year Low

June 18, 2015 11:18 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The data is "very encouraging labor market news," said Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets.

Manufacturing In Philly Area Grows By Most In Six Months

June 18, 2015 11:11 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

This suggests that an improving economy is boosting factory output.

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Fed Likely To Signal Coming Rate Hike If Economy Strengthens

June 16, 2015 4:30 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve will likely signal this week that an interest rate increase is coming.

Gun Maker Colt Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

June 16, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company estimated that it owes up to $500 million to up to 50 creditors.

GM To Cut 100 Jobs Amid Slower Sales

June 15, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors plans to cut 100 jobs at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit.

Reshoring In-Depth: South Accounts For More Reshored Jobs Than Rest Of U.S. Combined

June 15, 2015 12:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Each of the top five reshoring states were located in the south.

Manufacturing In New York State Shrinks In June

June 15, 2015 10:06 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

However, some of the headwinds slowing manufacturing should soon fade.

U.S. Factory Output Down In May, Hurt By Oil Refining Cuts

June 15, 2015 9:29 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output slipped, overshadowing solid gains by automakers.  

House Vote Puts Trade Authority Legislation In Jeopardy

June 12, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Passage of Trade Adjustment Assistance is needed before the House can consider TPA.  

Reshoring In-Depth: Ford, Caterpillar, GE, GM Among Top Reshoring Companies

June 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford ranked second to Walmart among companies reshoring over the previous five years.

U.S. Wholesale Prices Jump In May, Led By Eggs, Gasoline

June 12, 2015 11:25 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

But outside of increases in food and energy costs, core inflation remained moderate.

Obama's Trade Bill Faces Showdown Vote On Capitol Hill

June 12, 2015 9:37 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The trade bill would give Obama so-called "fast track" authority to negotiate trade deals.

MAPI Foundation Projects Slower Manufacturing Growth In 2015

June 11, 2015 3:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest forecast from MAPI is more optimistic about the 2016 economy.

Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Remain Low At 279,000

June 11, 2015 10:02 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

There are other signs that the economy is doing better after a rough early year start.

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