Manufacturing sector performance

Boeing workers exit the plant in front of a giant mural of a jet on the side of the manufacturing building behind Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Renton, Wash. Shares of Boeing fell before the opening bell on a report that the company may cut production of its troubled 737 MAX or even end production all together. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 17, 2019 - 9:07 am
Boeing is suspending production of the 737 Max as hopes of getting its marquee aircraft back in the air quickly fade. The ramifications are likely to ripple beyond the factory floor of Boeing's plant in Renton, Washington, across both the aviation and manufacturing sectors. It could ultimately...
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December 16, 2019 - 3:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy is likely to remain flat in the current quarter after narrowly avoiding a recession over the summer, according to the country's central bank. The Bundesbank wrote in its monthly report for December issued Monday that “German economic output could stagnate in the...
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December 09, 2019 - 12:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports posted a second consecutive month-on-month increase in October, defying economists' expectations of a slight decline. The Federal Statistical Office said Monday that exports rose 1.2% compared with the previous month. That followed a 1.5% increase in September. In year-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo workers with Apple products being assembled before President Donald Trump tours an Apple manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas. On Monday, Dec. 2, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports on activity by U.S. manufacturers in November. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
December 02, 2019 - 7:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output deteriorated for the fourth consecutive month, damaged by trade conflicts and a weakening global economy. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manufacturing index dipped to 48.1 last month from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo Eldon Sylvester harvest soybeans in his field near Wamego, Kan. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department issues the second estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 27, 2019 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of government reports Wednesday cast a picture of a steadily growing U.S. economy, fueled by solid consumer spending and defying threats — at least for now — from a U.S.-China trade war and a global slowdown. The Commerce Department estimated that the economy grew at a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, clothes dryers, top, are stacked on top of washing machines at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department releases its October report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 27, 2019 - 5:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded last month on a surge in demand for military aircraft. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods — which are meant to last at least three years — rose 0.6% in October after dropping 1.4% in September...
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President Donald Trump tours an Apple manufacturing plant, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Austin with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump, left. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 20, 2019 - 3:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple keeping its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital. Trump’s visit follows Apple’s announcement in September that it would continue...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo people work in the production area at the Honda Aircraft Co. headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. where the HondaJet Elite aircraft is manufactured. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports on activity by U.S. manufacturers in October. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 01, 2019 - 8:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output dropped for the third straight month in October as trade tensions and a slowing global economy took a toll on American factories. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index blipped...
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A man checks clothing price tags at a fashion retailer store having a promotion sale at a shopping mall in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Chinese leaders are counting on consumers to power the economy, replacing trade and investment as Beijing fights a tariff war with Washington. But shoppers are jittery about possible job losses and are tightening their belts, hurting sales of cars, real estate and other big-ticket items. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 01, 2019 - 4:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — With home sales crashing, real estate agent Zhang Yonggang is tightening his belt, part of a plunge in Chinese consumer demand that is a bigger threat to economic growth than Beijing's tariff war with Washington. Zhang, who works in the central city of Taiyuan, said his office sold...
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In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 photo Maria Alvarez, front, and her husband Guillermo Alvarez, behind, both of Boston, examine clothes washers and dryers at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Commerce Department releases its September report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 24, 2019 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled in September by the largest amount in four months while a closely watched category that tracks business investment fell for a second month. The declines underscored the troubles manufacturing is having in the face...
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