Manufacturing sector performance

FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo General Motors employees work on the chassis line as they build the frame, power train and suspension onto the truck's body at the Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Mich. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for August. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
September 03, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war and slower global growth are weighing on the U.S. economy, reducing factory output in August for the first time in three years. A survey by the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, on Tuesday showed that factory...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo Weber grills are displayed at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $3.48 billion. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 26, 2019 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods rose for the second straight month, but the strength again came from a big increase in the volatile aircraft category. A category that tracks business investment also rose for the second straight month, though last month's...
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A cleaning machine is seen behind rain drops on a car window is it cleans the Roemerberg square in Frankfurt, Germany, on a rainy Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 07, 2019 - 1:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — German industrial production dropped significantly for the second time in three months in June, the latest sign of weakness from Europe's biggest economy. Wednesday's report fueled expectations of an overall decline in the second quarter. Production was down 1.5% compared with the...
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das speaks during a press conference in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. India's central bank on Wednesday cut its key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, reducing the repo rate by 0.35% to 5.40% to shore up the economy, with consumer spending and corporate investment faltering and the production of capital goods and consumer durables decelerating. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
August 07, 2019 - 1:08 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Wednesday cut its key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, reducing the repo rate by 0.35% to 5.40% to shore up the economy, with consumer spending and corporate investment faltering and the production of capital goods and consumer durables...
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August 06, 2019 - 12:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders, a leading indicator of the health of Europe's biggest economy, increased unexpectedly strongly in June thanks to demand from outside the eurozone. The Economy Ministry said Tuesday that orders were up 2.5% compared with the previous month, when they were down 2...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo a worker trims fronds from a palm tree in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles. On Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for July. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 05, 2019 - 7:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of expansion for U.S. services companies fell to its slowest pace in nearly three years, as gauges of business activity and new orders weakened. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its non-manufacturing index fell to 53.7 from...
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In this July 5, 2019, file photo Andre Harris works on the line at beyond Green, a maker of biodegradable bags in Lake Forest, Calif. U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower rate in July, as measures of production and employment fell. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says that its manufacturing index slipped to 51.2 last month from 51.7 in June. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
August 01, 2019 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower rate in July for the fourth consecutive month as the Trump administration squares off with other countries on trade. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index...
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In this July 11, 2019, photo Weber grills are displayed at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. On Thursday, July 25, the Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 25, 2019 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods rose last month after sharp declines the previous two months, propelled by demand for commercial aircraft and cars. A category that tracks business investment had its biggest increase in four months. The Commerce Department...
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A child plays with a balloon at a clothing store having a promotion sale in Beijing, Monday, July 15, 2019. China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 15, 2019 - 10:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy grew 6.2% over a year ago, down from the previous quarter's 6.4%,...
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July 10, 2019 - 3:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — China says auto sales fell 7.8% in June amid a trade fight with Washington and slower economic growth, extending a year-old contraction that is squeezing automakers as they spend on developing electric cars. An industry group said Wednesday drivers in the global industry's biggest...
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