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Stories with subject: Manufacturing sector performance
  • China factories face new challenge as growth slows 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:52 am
  • HONG KONG - As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

  • US factory output extended solid gains in March 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:46 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products.

  • US businesses increased stockpiles 0.4 percent 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:17 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months.

  • Arizona governor signs manufacturer tax cut law 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:34 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses.

  • 5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead.

  • US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

  • US factory orders rebound 1.6 percent in February 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories rose in February after two months of declines but a critical category that signals business investment plans fell.

  • US manufacturing expanded more quickly in March 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:09 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing grew at a slightly faster pace in March compared with February as factory output recovered from disruptions caused by severe winter weather. Manufacturers also received more orders, suggesting that production could strengthen a bit in the months ahead.

  • China factory data adds to slowdown signs 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:02 am
  • HONG KONG - An official measure of Chinese factory activity barely budged last month while a private survey found manufacturing deteriorated in the first quarter, adding to signs the world's No. 2 economy is slowing.

  • Durable goods orders up, but key category weakens 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 10:53 am
  • WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in February by the most in three months, but a key category that reflects business investment fell sharply. This category fell 1.3 percent, the second setback in three months.