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Kraft Recalls Mac & Cheese Over Metal Fragments
Kraft says it's received eight complaints from customers who found metal pieces among the macaroni. So far, there are no reports of any injuries.
Obama in Ohio to Announce Manufacturing Initiative 7
The new White House and Commerce Department plan looks to take advantage of the latest surge in U.S. manufacturing with a series of initiatives.
Housing Starts Feeling the Effects of Winter
Building permits did go up by 3%, to 1,092,000, but most were for multi-family housing, while permits for single-family homes fell 6.6%.
Industrial Production for February Inches Up, Misses Estimate
Despite the slight gain, the report from the Federal Reserve showed manufacturing production dropped 0.2% while the mining industry fell by 2.5%.
Taking the Manufacturing Pulse: 5 Minutes with NAM Economist Chad Moutray
Is U.S. manufacturing on an upward trajectory? NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray reviews findings from the latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers.
Retail Sales Down for Third Straight Month, Automobiles Put Brakes On
Automobiles saw one of the biggest drops, losing 2.5%. Sales at building supply and garden equipment stores fell 2.3%. Furniture, electronics and appliances all also saw a drop in sales for February.
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.
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