Manufacturing sector performance

The new Volkswagen Jetta is presented at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
January 16, 2018 - 2:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Among the many shiny models vying for attention at Detroit's North American International Auto Show are the revamped Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Veloster and Kia Forte. But cars — particularly small ones — are having a tough time getting buyers to look their way as SUVs grow in...
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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 05, 2018 - 6:41 am
LONDON (AP) — The British car industry association says automobile sales in the country fell in 2017 for the first time in six years and are set to fall further this year largely because of subdued economic growth. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Friday that overall demand fell...
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In this Monday, April 24, 2017, photo, Chevrolet Silverado pickups are on display at Quirk Auto Dealers in Manchester, N.H. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, automakers release U.S. sales data of new cars and trucks in December. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 03, 2018 - 4:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry's historic growth streak has ended, but demand for new vehicles — especially SUVs — remains healthy as the new year begins. U.S. auto sales fell 2 percent to 17.2 million in 2017, according to Autodata Corp. It was their first year-over-year decline since 2009...
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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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A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as markets watched for tax reform developments in the U.S. and digested economic data from China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 14, 2017 - 7:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell on Tuesday as investors watched for tax reform developments in the U.S. and digested weak manufacturing data from China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,325 and Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to 13,053. Britain's FTSE 100 added nearly 0.1...
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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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This Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo shows the Mark Miller Toyota dealership in Salt Lake City. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, the Commerce Department releases its September report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 25, 2017 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.2 percent in September, the biggest gain in three months, led by a big increase in orders for commercial aircraft. A key category that tracks business investment posted a third straight solid monthly gain. The September advance in...
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October 06, 2017 - 4:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders rose sharply in August, driven by both foreign and domestic demand, in a strong sign for the country's industrial activity. The Economy Ministry reported Friday that industrial orders rose 3.6 percent in August over the previous month, following a 0.4 percent...
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