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What Does Obama’s State of the Union Mean for U.S. Manufacturing?

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Last week President Obama gave the annual State of the Union address. Many topics were talked about including everything from war to income inequality. A main theme of the speech centered on the revitalized success of the industrial sector and the overall economic recovery. The President pointed out that new manufacturing jobs are being added   …Continue Reading


Increased Investment in U.S. Manufacturing

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U.S. manufacturing has been on the upswing for a little while now, and there are finally enough signs of positive trends that industry experts are hopeful for the industry’s long-term prospects. Investment in American factories has grown, spurring corporate investment and a turnaround in hiring. American manufacturing companies are expected to increase their spending on   …Continue Reading


Gain in U.S. Consumer Confidence Lifts Spending Outlook: Economy

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American consumers turned more confident in December as hiring picked up, brightening the outlook for spending heading into 2014. The Conference Board said its sentimentindex climbed to 78.1 from 72 in November, exceeding the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg and the strongest year-end reading since 2007. Other reports showed home prices climbed at the fastest   …Continue Reading


Manufacturing to give economy a fresh push into 2014

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Manufacturers likely ended 2013 by posting a seventh month of growth, which probably will help fuel a pickup in the broad economy and hiring in the new year, economists say. This week’s data may also signal continued gains for housing and a rebound in confidence among consumers, the backbone of the U.S. economy.   …Continue Reading


‘Twas the Night Before Manufacturing Monday

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It’s the time of year where people all over the world can expect to hear glad tidings from carolers, but surprisingly, signs of happiness and brighter futures have also been coming from the pages of the daily newspaper. We’re accustomed to hearing about job losses and economic uncertainty, but American manufacturing just received a huge   …Continue Reading


Signs of Optimism Regarding the Strength of American Manufacturing

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Signs of optimism regarding the strength of American manufacturing have been popping up all over the country in recent months. Confidence in our domestic industries has been tough to come by in recent days, but some indicators of economic prosperity are starting to make their presence felt in factories and facilities across the United States.   …Continue Reading


Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Pace Since June

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The AP (5/2, Rugaber) reports, “US manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace in nearly a year. New orders, production and a measure of employment all rose.” The Institute for Supply Management “says its index of manufacturing activity increased to 54.8 in April. That’s the highest level since June and up from 53.4 the   …Continue Reading


US Manufacturing Activity Grew In January.

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/2, Barrett) reports, “Boosted by an increase in new orders, the production at US factories grew in January at the fastest pace in seven months.” Bloomberg News (2/2) reports, “The Institute for Supply Management’s index climbed to 54.1, from 53.1 in December, the Tempe, Arizona-based group’s report showed” Wednesday. “The ISM’s   …Continue Reading


Leading the News

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Unemployment Claims Continue To Fall. The CBS Evening News (12/22, story 2, 2:05, Pelley) reported that “there are some other encouraging things about the economy” now, including a drop in the number of people filing for unemployment last week, which fell to 364,000, the lowest “since April of 2008.” According to Bloomberg News (12/22, Homan,   …Continue Reading


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