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Fed Keeps Rates Low, But Brace For The Inevitable

September 18, 2014 3:43 pm | by Paul Wiseman & Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

In coming months, as the prospect of higher rates nears, traders might once again dump stocks and bonds and send prices tumbling.                                   

U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged In August

September 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Economists had expected that the producer price index had risen 0.1 percent in August from the...

MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Broad-Based Growth

September 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) | News | Comments

The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.4 percent in 2014, 4.0...

Brady Corporation Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Results

September 15, 2014 11:18 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions, has reported its financial...

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U.S. Import, Export Prices Fall In August

September 12, 2014 1:10 pm | by U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics | News | Comments

Both the August and July drops in overall import prices were driven by lower fuel prices.                                              

U.S. Retail Sales Rise In August On Strength Of Auto

September 12, 2014 9:48 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Motor vehicles accounted for roughly half of the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurants and for furniture, electronics, sporting goods and building materials.                      

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down In July

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

The total was down 1.1 percent from June’s total but up 1.5 percent from July 2013.                                               

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U.S. Wholesale Sales Rise 0.7 Percent, Stockpiles Up 0.1

September 10, 2014 1:21 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Wholesaler's revenue increase of 0.4 percent from June matched the gain from this past May, while the inventory increase was the smallest gain since July 2013.                         

U.S. Industry Pay Hikes Have Been Minimal Since Recession

September 10, 2014 12:10 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Just why pay has been so weak and when it might strengthen are key issues for the Federal Reserve in deciding when to raise interest rates.                               

Short-Term Energy Outlook

September 10, 2014 9:26 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

U.S. regular gasoline prices in August were 12 cents below the July average and are projected to decline to an average of $3.18 per gallon in December.                           

Manufacturing Technology Orders Down In July

September 8, 2014 12:39 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

With a year-to-date total of $2,711.36 million, 2014 is down 2.3 percent compared with 2013.                                           

Survey Of Execs: U.S. Pay Likely To Stagnate

September 8, 2014 12:31 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Since the recession officially ended more than five years ago, many of the gains in employment, income, and wealth have failed to circulate through the entire economy.                         

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ISM: Numbers Are Up On Strong Demand

September 8, 2014 12:24 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

The August PMI indicates growth for the 63rd consecutive month in the overall economy, and indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 15th consecutive month.                       

August Hiring Was Slowed By Manufacturing And Retail

September 8, 2014 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month. The seasonally adjusted figure marked a drop-off from the previous 12-month average of 212,000 added jobs.                            

Construction Industry Employment Hits 5-Year High

September 5, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated General Contractors of America | News | Comments

The construction sector added 20,000 jobs in August, while its unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent.                                         

Manufacturing Sector Gains Zero Jobs In August

September 5, 2014 9:27 am | by Alliance For American Manufacturing | News | Comments

The AAMeter, which tracks President Obama's promise to create one million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, declined slightly to +193,000 jobs.                         

U.S. Employers Add 142K Jobs, Fewest In 8 Months

September 5, 2014 9:20 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Employers also added 28,000 fewer jobs in June and July than the government had previously estimated.                                           

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U.S. Worker Productivity Up In Q2

September 4, 2014 11:13 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Gains in productivity mean workers can be paid more without worsening inflation.                                                 

U.S. Trade Gap Narrows In July

September 4, 2014 9:36 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The combination of rising imports and exports suggest increased spending by consumers and businesses.                                           

U.S. Factory Orders Up Record 10.5 Percent In July

September 3, 2014 11:35 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The July rise in factory orders was the biggest one-month increase on records going back to 1992.                                           

U.S. Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Pace In 3.5 Years

September 2, 2014 12:54 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Tuesday's ISM report coincides with other signs that manufacturing is helping drive the U.S. economy's improvement.                        

U.S. Construction Spending Up 1.8 Percent In July

September 2, 2014 10:21 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.                       

Emerging Regions Prove Profitable For Industrial Valves And Actuators Markets

September 2, 2014 9:37 am | by Frost & Sullivan | Articles | Comments

Demand will soar as political and economic conditions stabilize.                                                     

Survey: Americans' Pessimism On Economy Has Grown

August 28, 2014 12:02 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University.                       

Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Slip To 298K

August 28, 2014 10:21 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The low level signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.                                             

U.S. Economy Grew At Brisk Rate In Q2

August 28, 2014 10:00 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half.                                       

Construction Employment Increases In 223 Metro Areas

August 27, 2014 3:06 pm | by Associated General Contractors of America | News | Comments

The Dallas-Plano-Irving and Lake Charles, La. metros top the construction growth List; Steubenville-Weirton, Ohio-W.V. have the biggest declines.                              

MAPI: Industrial Sector To Be Fully Recovered By End Of 2014

August 27, 2014 9:19 am | by MAPI | News | Comments

Manufacturing production expected to increase 3.4 percent in 2014 and 4 percent in 2015; Projections for GDP growth of 2.2 percent in 2014 and 3 percent in 2015.                        

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surge To Record High

August 26, 2014 10:43 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders for durable goods rose 22.6 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the largest one-month gain on record.                                     

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