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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
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
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 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
US factories grew last month at slowest pace in a year

...Americans bought more cars and businesses spent more on industrial machinery and equipment. But slower overseas growth and...which have cut back sharply on their investments in industrial machinery and other equipment. Oil drilling firms are spending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-02/us-factories-grew-last-mon
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
There are better ways to protect our citizens than taking away guns

...people who die in traffic accidents or die as the result of being hit by a car.I have seen workers pulled into industrial machinery; men who were shot in hunting accidents; and those who fell out of deer stands. Others drown in lakes, rivers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-12-14/there-are-better
Forecast: Augusta economy remains weak

...and other Southeastern states, rising 25 percent here, chiefly to Asia which bought growing amounts of aircraft industrial machinery and paper products. Even sales to Europe increased, but at a smaller rate."Net-net, the export performance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-11-16/forecast-augusta-economy-r