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Monday, December 18, 2017
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U.S. Manufacturing Activity Picks Up In March

Washington (AFP) — U.S. manufacturing activity gained pace in March helped by a pickup in new orders and a rebound in production, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday. The ISM’s purchasing managers index rose to 53.7 from 53.2 the previous month. A reading above 50 denotes expansion. The new orders component rose to 55.1 […]

April 1, 2014

Weak Growth And Manufacturing Numbers Point To A Sluggish Economy

As Washington begins its slow walk away from a partisan debt-ceiling fight, a trove of recent economic data points to a painfully sluggish economy, and signals that the last-minute nature of the deal allowed for a softening of already-weak confidence in growth. First, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released revisions to its past assessments […]

August 1, 2011