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Impact from China's currency devaluation and slowing economy being felt around the globe

...economists are mainly shrugging off the likely impact on local exporters. That country's makers of autos and industrial machinery, which depend on China's market, are unlikely to be hurt much by the yuan's drop.A bigger threat is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-12/impact-chinas-currency-dev
US trade deficit drops sharply in April

...telecommunications equipment, autos and heavy machinery. The fall in imports reflected declines in imports of autos, industrial machinery and consumer goods including cellphones and clothing.The deficit with China, which had surged in March, fell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/us-trade-deficit-drops-sha
US industrial output falls for 5th month on lower drilling

...cranked up the air conditioning.The cutbacks by energy companies likely contributed to a drop in the production of industrial machinery, which fell 0.9 percent, its second straight decline. The strong dollar also likely held back machinery sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/us-industrial-output-falls
Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

...January.The survey did find some weak spots. Companies were much less likely to step up spending on computers, industrial machinery, and communications gear in the first quarter. Just 38 percent did so, down from 51 percent in January and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-20/survey-us-businesses-expec
Applications for US jobless aid rise but still at low level

...that pointed to a slowing economy. Factory output has fallen this year as businesses are placing fewer orders for industrial machinery and other equipment. Lower oil prices, in particular, have reduced demand for drilling equipment.Consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-09/applications-us-jobless-ai
US productivity growth rebounds to 1.3 pct. in 2nd quarter

...still others point out that companies have been reluctant since the recession to invest in large equipment such as industrial machinery, which could boost their employees' productivity.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-11/us-productivity-growth-reb
Trade deficit reaches 6-year high of $51.4 billion

...of imported products in the U.S.The jump in imports in March reflected greater shipments of foreign-made industrial machinery, autos, mobile phones, clothing and furniture.For the first three months of this year, the trade deficit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-05/treade-deficit-reaches-6-y
US factory orders fell in November

...similar 0.7 percent fall in October. The November weakness came from decreases in demand for primary metals, industrial machinery and military aircraft.A closely watched category that serves as a proxy for business investment spending dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-06/us-factory-orders-fell-nov
More US CEOs plan to boost hiring in next 6 months

...six months of growth since 2003.But consumer spending rose only slightly in October and business investment in industrial machinery, computers and other equipment declined. The holiday shopping season is also off to a slow start. That's raised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/more-us-ceos-plan-boost-hi
Lackluster consumer, business spending may slow US growth in final months of 2014

...future spending by consumers, which accounts for 70 percent of the economy.Businesses also cut back on orders for industrial machinery, computers and other equipment, a sign that business investment spending might slow in the October-December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/lackluster-consumer-busine