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Unemployment Claims Drop Below 300,000
Two states showed jumps of more than 1,000 claims among those in manufacturing. Georgia handled 2,840 jobless benefits claims, while Alabama processed 1,323.
Wholesale Inventories Grow Slightly in January, Sales Slide
The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows stockpiles up by 0.3% in January following a flat December.
Manufacturing Technology Orders Fall in January
Growth continues in the key industries of automotive, aerospace, and medical, according to AMT President Douglas Woods, who also believes the environmental sector will see big investment through 2015.
NAM/IndustryWeek 2015 1Q Survey of Manufacturers: Survey Responses
Responses from U.S. manufacturing executives to the 2015 1Q NAM/IW Survey of Manufacturers.
US Trade Deficit Narrows in January
The report details are for the most part in line with analysts' estimates, who believed lower oil and petroleum prices combined with higher U.S. production would narrow December's gap.
Factory Orders Fall for Sixth Consecutive Month
The U.S. Census Bureau report shows factory orders dipped $0.9 billion, or 0.2% to $470 billion. It adds to December’s fall of 3.5%.
ISM Manufacturing Index Slows in February
Most of the more than 50 index segments fell in February led by employment which lost 3%. Part of the dip is being blamed on the West Coast port strike and a harsh winter.
Q4 Real GDP Revised Down, Still Beats Forecast for Continued Growth
Despite a strong jobs market, salaries remain stagnant. And the latest worker productivity numbers show hours worked are up, while labor productivity has remained unchanged.
GE Optimizing Power and Production at Japan Plant
The Tohoku factory will be the first in Japan equipped with three kinds of energy-saving power systems.
Manufacturers Looking at a Big Shortfall of New Workers 10
A study survey showed while nine in 10 Americans believe manufacturing is essential to the U.S. economy, only one in three parents would encourage their kids to pursue a career in the industry.
Consumer Confidence Slips in February, Remains Strong
The index now sits at 96.4, down from 103.8 in January, but still above pre-recession levels. Despite the drop, consumers remain positive.
Existing Home Sales in January Fall to Nine-Month Low
The inventory shortage has limited choices and kept prices high, causing some to hold off while scaring away first-time buyers.
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Trade Gap with China Grows Wider
U.S. manufactured exports did grow in 2014, adding 3%. And over the last five years, exports have grown by 41%. But those numbers pale in comparison to China’s growth of 96% for the same time period.
Optimism Among Small Businesses Slides
The percent of owners reporting higher worker compensation held at 25 percent, the best reading since late in 2007.
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