Purchasing managers index

Manufacturing expansion passes two years

| September 01, 2011

Factory activity expanded for the 25th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 27th consecutive month.

These 14 sectors were hopping in May

| June 01, 2011

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

| March 02, 2011

In ISM indices that measure growth in manufacturing and manufacturing employment, “transportation equipment” was the third fastest growing segment in February.

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 ...

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. ...

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