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Factory growth picks up from September

| November 03, 2010

Cars, computers and exports are leading some of the most recent manufacturing growth, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. Only two areas (Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products) shrunk ...

Confidence lackluster, but factories humming

| September 01, 2010

Tuesday’s report on consumer confidence was a bit sour, even though the index was up a tad. “Overall, consumers remain apprehensive about the future," said an official with The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, which ...

Just one word. Are you listening?

| August 02, 2010

The Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report on factory output lists Plastics (with rubber products) as the fastest growing segment. The news remains strong overall for manufacturing, which had its 12th consecutive month of expansion. ...

Manufacturing still growing, but more slowly

| July 01, 2010

The recovery is still with us, note the factory-watchers at the Institute for Supply Management. The manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, though at a less heated pace than in May. ...

Paper products leading factory growth

| June 02, 2010

The latest news from manufacturers, reporting a strong May, backs up reports that freight is growing. Manufacturing expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 13th consecutive month, according ...

Clothes, fuel and computers lead factory report

| January 07, 2010

Clothing was one of nine growing sectors that produced the fifth consecutive month of expansion for the nation’s manufacturing sector.

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