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The MAPI Foundation says manufacturing production is expected to outpace GDP, with anticipated growth of 3.5 percent in 2015 and 3.9 percent in 2016.
Nonresidential building in October fell 14 percent to $195.2 billion, following its 13 percent jump in September.
Industrial production decreased 0.1 percent in October after rising 0.8 percent in September, and manufacturing production increased 0.2 percent in October for the second straight month.
Association officials noted that the sector’s recovery is erratic and remains vulnerable to factors like growing labor shortages, new regulatory burdens, and stagnant public sector demand.
At around $75 a barrel, the price is high enough to keep investments flowing into alternatives, while giving energy companies less reason to pursue expensive and risky oil fields.
Production decreased 1.8 percent in September, following a 0.7 percent rise in August.
The October reading was the best showing since a 1.2 percent jump in July.
A fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.
An 8.4 percent rise in net sales was largely the result of the Hardware and Home Improvement Group acquisition on Dec. 17, 2012.
MAPI's senior advisor for international trade and finance estimates the deficit increase could lead to a net loss of 350,000 American manufacturing jobs.
Rising home prices could become a hurdle for retailers like Lowe's and Home Depot but right now, both companies are showing solid signs of recovery from their slow start to the year.
While overall construction was down in October, analysts said the weakness was confined to apartment building, which had seen a huge increase in September.
A 0.2 percent PPI rise in October followed a 0.1 percent decline in September and no change in August.
The main reason the airlines are not sharing the riches from fuel savings with passengers: There is no compelling reason to do so.
Q3 results reflect a pretax gain on a sale of a portion of the company's ownership in HD Supply, as well as pretax net expenses related to Home Depot's data breach.
Total industrial production dipped 0.1 percent last month, due to a sharp decline in output from the volatile mining and utility sectors.
Employers have stepped up hiring, giving more Americans paychecks to spend and boosting consumer confidence.
Many Americans don't feel they've benefited from falling unemployment any more than they have from a sustained rise in the stock market or from solid U.S. economic growth.
More than half of Ace's 23 merchandising categories have shown double-digit growth for the year.
Boosted by the August, 2013 acquisition of Globe Motors, Allied's 2014 year-to-date income has more than tripled what it was after Q3 of last year.
In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be below $2.94 a gallon in 2015.
The figures include a healthy sales increase for hardware, plumbing, heating equipment, and supplies, while lumber and other construction materials had a small gain.
Along with healthy October sales growth, Grainger plans to increase investments in growth and infrastructure in 2015 by $115 to $150 million.
The rise matched market expectations for a strong finish in 2014, and continued growth is expected into 2015.
Distributors reported more positive business activity and new orders for 3Q 2014 than manufacturers, a notable change from 1Q and 2Q.
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