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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...

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...

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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.                                     

Feds In Hot Seat To Change Interest Rates As Economists' Views Clash

August 25, 2014 9:59 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Reserve's annual conference opened with Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that the U.S. economy still needs help in the form of ultra-low rates and that U.S. inflation has yet to become a problem.             

July Construction Rises 6 Percent

August 22, 2014 9:38 am | by McGraw Hill Construction | News | Comments

Nonresidential building continued to advance, supported by yet another robust month for manufacturing plant projects, as well as improvement for commercial building.                         

Gauge Of U.S. Economy Rises 0.9 Percent In July

August 21, 2014 3:23 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The index was held back by a drop in average weekly hours in manufacturing and weaker orders for civilian capital goods.                                     


Growth In China Manufacturing Weakens In August

August 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The preliminary version of HSBC's manufacturing index, released Thursday, fell to a three-month low of 50.3, indicating that manufacturing businesses are barely growing.                       

U.S. Deficit In Manufactures Surges In Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises

August 20, 2014 3:28 pm | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

Following an 8 percent first quarter deficit increase, the U.S. manufactures deficit more than doubled in Q2.                                        

Canada June Wholesale Trade Up 0.6 Percent

August 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by Statistics Canada | News | Comments

Canadian wholesale sales rose 0.6 percent in June to $53.0 billion, a third consecutive increase.                                             

Construction Production In Europe Down 0.7 Percent

August 20, 2014 12:55 pm | by Eurostat | News | Comments

Seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.7 percent for June in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.3 percent in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat.                  

Procter & Gamble May Soon Sell Duracell

August 18, 2014 3:36 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Duracell is the biggest name of as many as 100 brands that Procter & Gamble is considering divesting.                                         


ISA Members: Expansion Continues

August 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The Industrial Supply Association Manufacturing Index rose for a third straight month.                                               

U.S. Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent In July

August 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The rise was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May.                                       

Why Global Turmoil Hasn't Sunk U.S Markets. Yet.

August 18, 2014 10:21 am | by Josh Boak and Bernard Condon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

It's been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least.                                   

Wholesale Prices Rise 0.1 Percent In July

August 15, 2014 11:56 am | by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | News | Comments

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday a modest producer price index increase for the month of July.                                       

U.S. Factory Output Surges In July

August 15, 2014 10:03 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, rose 0.4 percent in July.                                         

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now In Industrial Distribution

August 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments

Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape — five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously.                  

Euro-Zone Industrial Production Dips In June

August 13, 2014 3:29 pm | by Eurostat | News | Comments

Seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.3 percent in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.1 percent in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.              

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.3 Percent in June

August 13, 2014 11:47 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 7.3 percent from May’s total and up 9.9 percent from June 2013.                       

U.S. Job Openings Hit 13-Year-Plus High

August 12, 2014 3:22 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years.                                               

Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

August 11, 2014 2:47 pm | by National Retail Federation | News | Comments

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August with retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract.                       

Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise In June

August 11, 2014 2:32 pm | by U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders | News | Comments

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                                    

Increasing Orders For Industry

August 8, 2014 3:35 pm | by Statistics Sweden | News | Comments

Orders for industry increased in June and showed a positive development of 2.2 percent compared to May in seasonally adjusted figures.                                 

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