Manufacturing sector performance
US economy grows 6.4% in Q1, and it's likely just the start
By Martin Crutsinger Jun. 24, 2021 09:58 AM EDT
US retail sales fell 1.3% in May, chip shortage dings autos
By Joseph Pisani Jun. 15, 2021 08:54 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell in May, dragged down by a decline in auto sales, likely due to fewer cars being made amid a pandemic-related shortage of...
US economy: Plenty of growth, not enough workers or supplies
By Paul Wiseman Jun. 05, 2021 10:03 AM EDT
US businesses struggle to fill jobs even as hiring picks up
By Christopher Rugaber Jun. 04, 2021 12:01 AM EDT
Midwest economy report stays strong, shows inflation worries
Jun. 01, 2021 12:06 PM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states remains strong in the wake of a devastating global pandemic, according to new monthly survey...
US manufacturing activity grows for the 12th straight month
By Matt Ott Jun. 01, 2021 10:11 AM EDT
China's manufacturing holds steady, rebound leveling off
May. 31, 2021 12:37 AM EDT
U.S. durable goods orders drop 1.3% in April
By Paul Wiseman May. 27, 2021 08:45 AM EDT
EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a ‘labor shortage’?
By Christopher Rugaber May. 08, 2021 10:43 AM EDT
US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles
By Christopher Rugaber May. 07, 2021 12:01 AM EDT
Growth in US manufacturing slowed in April from March high
By Martin Crutsinger May. 03, 2021 10:23 AM EDT
Editorial Roundup: South Carolina
By The Associated Press Apr. 28, 2021 01:30 PM EDT
(Charleston) Post and Courier. April 26, 2021. Editorial: With SC legislative session winding down, bad ideas are in no short supply ...
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rebound in March
By Martin Crutsinger Apr. 26, 2021 10:11 AM EDT
US factory activity expands at fastest pace since 1983
By Christopher Rugaber Apr. 01, 2021 10:26 AM EDT
Illinois-made 'Coolest Thing' keeps ice off traffic lights
Mar. 29, 2021 07:44 AM EDT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The next time you're in a blinding snowstorm but can clearly see the traffic signal ahead, thank the producers of “The Coolest Thing...
Survey: Jump in German business optimism despite pandemic
Mar. 26, 2021 08:54 AM EDT
US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps
By Martin Crutsinger Feb. 26, 2021 08:42 AM EST
Orders for U.S. durable goods climb 3.4% in January
By Paul Wiseman Feb. 25, 2021 08:47 AM EST
Sign of inequality: US salaries recover even as jobs haven't
By Christopher Rugaber Feb. 12, 2021 11:44 AM EST
German industrial production flat after 7 months of gains
Feb. 08, 2021 03:05 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Industrial production in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, stagnated in December after seven consecutive months of gains, official data showed...