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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as five plants

General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July

U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July, but American industry remains healthy despite growing concern about trade conflicts.


U.S. factories expand at strongest rate in almost 14 years

American manufacturers said they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years – gains driven in part by a jump in hiring.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Global manufacturers strain to keep up with faster economy

Factories across the globe warned they are finding it increasingly hard to keep up with demand, potentially forcing them to raise prices as the world economy looks set to enjoy …


U.S. factories grew more slowly last month, but remain strong

The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index dipped to 58.7 in October from a 13-year high 60.8 in September. Anything …


U.S. factory orders increase 1.2 percent in August

Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2 percent in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:17 a.m.

U.S. factory orders tumbled in July

Orders at U.S. factories tumbled in July, dragged down by a sharp fall in orders for civilian aircraft.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

U.S. factory activity grew more slowly in July

U.S. factories expanded again last month – a good sign for the economy. But pace of growth was down from June.


U.S. factories report faster growth in May

American factories grew at a slightly faster pace in May, another sign that manufacturing remains healthy.


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

Manufacturing expanded less than forecast in April

America’s factories expanded less than forecast in April as measures of orders and employment pulled back, Institute for Supply Management data showed on Monday.


U.S. factories expand again in March but at slower pace

American factories expanded for the seventh straight month in March but at a slightly slower pace than they did in February.


U.S. factories grew last month at fastest pace since 2014

American factories expanded last month at the fastest pace in more than two years. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing …


U.S. factories expanded for third straight month in November

American factories expanded for the third straight month in November, another good sign for the American economy.


Factory activity shrinks for first time in 6 months

U.S. manufacturing contracted last month for the first time since February, as new orders and output plummeted and factories cut jobs.


U.S. durable goods orders up, but business investment slips

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in April by the most since January. But much of the strength came from a surge in the volatile category of …


Factory output rises in January by most in 6 months

U.S. factories cranked out more autos, furniture and food last month, boosting production by the most since July.


U.S. manufacturing weakens in line with China factory slowdown

Factory activity in the world’s two biggest economies – the United States and China – slowed in January, a discouraging trend for the global economy.