Manufacturing sector performance

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo washers and dryers are shown on display in a retail store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Friday, May 24, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
May 24, 2019 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable goods — or items meant to last at least three years — fell 2.1%, after rising 1...
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President Donald Trump arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday, May 16, 2019, in New York. Trump is in New York for a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 17, 2019 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump decided against declaring commercial war on America's friends: The White House said Friday that he is delaying for six months any decision to slap import taxes on foreign cars, a move that would hit...
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Customers shop at a toy store in Beijing, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. His administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties, including toys, sneakers, shirts, alarm clocks, toasters and coffeemakers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 14, 2019 - 11:30 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up shaky economic growth. Wednesday's unexpectedly weak data prompted suggestions Beijing will needs to boost stimulus spending and bank...
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May 13, 2019 - 10:05 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, extending a slump amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown. An industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers, said drivers in the industry's biggest global market bought 1.6 million sedans,...
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Chinese shopper walk by shelves displaying Chinese-made flatscreen TV's at Walmart in Beijing, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Chinese exporters of all sorts of products, from power adapters and computers to vacuum cleaners, are anxiously hoping trade talks in Washington this week will yield a deal that might stave off higher U.S. tariffs on imports from China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 09, 2019 - 7:32 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters of all sorts of products, from power adapters and computers to vacuum cleaners, are anxiously hoping trade talks in Washington this week will yield a deal that might stave off higher U.S. tariffs on imports from China. Companies across China are bracing for a tariff...
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May 06, 2019 - 1:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey is showing that the 19-country eurozone economy lost further momentum in April. Financial information firm IHS Markit said Monday that its composite purchasing managers index — a broad gauge of economic activity — fell modestly to 51.5 in April from 51.6 in...
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In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019, photo, workers sewing clothing for export at an garment factory in Donghai county in east China's Jiangsu province. China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington, suggesting Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown might be gaining traction. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 2:39 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington as Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown started to gain traction. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.4% over a year before in the three months ending in March, the...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, unsold 2019 Escape sports-utility vehicles sit in a long row at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. On Tuesday, April 2, the Commerce Department releases its February report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 1.6% in February, the biggest drop in four months, reflecting a plunge in the volatile commercial aircraft category. Demand in a key sector used to track business investment decisions also declined in February. The...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Asian stock prices followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday on encouraging global economic data.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 02, 2019 - 1:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices followed Wall Street higher Tuesday on encouraging economic data despite uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Hong Kong gained while Tokyo was flat. Oil prices rose again, adding to Monday's...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. On Monday, April 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for March. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 01, 2019 - 7:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers grew at a faster pace in March, as the pace of employment jumped and new orders and production improved. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says that its manufacturing index rose to 55.3 last month, up from 54.2 in...
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