inventories and orders

In this March 16, 2018, photo, Elbony Jeter works on the factory floor at the Samsung washing machine facility, in Newberry, S.C. The South Korean manufacturer moved into the former Caterpillar facility location in 2017. On Monday, April 2, 2018, The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for March. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
April 02, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers say they expanded at a slower pace in March. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reports that its manufacturing index slipped to 59.3 last month from February's reading of 60.8, which had been the highest since 2004. Any...
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In this Monday, March 12, 2018, photo, a long row of 2018 Countryman models is shown at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, March 23, the Commerce Department releases its February report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 23, 2018 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in the U.S. rebounded in February, reversing a January drop, to rise at the fastest pace since June. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable goods, items meant to last...
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In this Oct. 27, 2017, photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for February. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
March 01, 2018 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers said they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years — gains driven in part by a jump in hiring. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Thursday that its manufacturing index climbed to 60.8 in...
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FILE- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows a Whirlpool microwave and oven on display in the appliance section of a Lowe's in Wexford, Pa. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2017, the Commerce Department releases its report on durable goods for January. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 27, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 3.7 percent in January, the biggest decline since July 2017, following two months of increases that reflected strength in the country's industry. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that orders were depressed by a 10 percent...
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In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant, in Louisville, Ky. On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for January. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 01, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers expanded again last month, though more slowly than in December. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Thursday that its manufacturing index dipped to 59.1 in January from a revised 59.3 in December. But any...
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Container trucks leave a cargo terminal at a port in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Japan's trade surplus fell by 25 percent in 2017 from a year earlier though a recovery in exports to China and the U.S. helped provide a strong tailwind for the economy, preliminary data released Wednesday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 24, 2018 - 2:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus fell by 25 percent in 2017 from a year earlier though a recovery in exports to China and the U.S. helped provide a strong tailwind for the economy. Preliminary data released Wednesday showed exports rose 11.8 percent in 2017 to 78.3 trillion yen ($712 billion)...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks rise for the fourth day in a row as the government’s December 2017 jobs report shows strong hiring in manufacturing and construction and an increase in factory orders. Transportation and technology companies are rising. Overall, employers didn’t add as many jobs as experts expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are climbing as U.S. stocks rise for the fourth day in a row to start 2018, their longest new-year winning streak in eight years. The Labor Department said employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a solid gain but a bit less than experts expected. Health care...
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January 03, 2018 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in December, boosted by a sharp increase in new orders. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index rose to 59.7 last month from 58.2 in November. Any reading above 50 points to greater factory activity...
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November 06, 2017 - 2:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders rose for a second consecutive month in September, powered by a large increase in demand from other eurozone countries. The Economy Ministry said Monday that orders were 1 percent higher than the previous month, following a 4.1 percent rise in August. Orders from...
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In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. On Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders for September. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 03, 2017 - 10:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories rose 1.4 percent in September, the strongest gain in four months. A key category that tracks business investment plans jumped by the largest amount in more than a year. The September gain followed a 1.2 percent advance in August, the Commerce Department...
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