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Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

...Americans are increasingly optimistic about economic growth and hiring.Also Thursday, a private survey showed that manufacturing activity accelerated in April for a third consecutive month. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-01/frigid-winter-has-given-wa
Fear of slowing growth pushes down global markets

...after the end of the Great Recession.The trouble began Thursday after a January survey showed a drop in Chinese manufacturing activity. Days earlier, China reported that its economic growth last year matched 2012 for the slowest pace since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-24/fear-slowing-growth-pushes
Georgia's foreign-owned businesses stepped up activity

...captured the weather catch-up effect, which was also experienced in Georgia's February and March domestic manufacturing activity," said Don Sabbarese, the economics professor who oversees the index.Sabbarese notes that the index reflects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-22/georgias-foreign-owned-bus
Factory, construction growth boost 2014 outlook

...The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its index of manufacturing activity slipped to 57 in December from 57.3 the previous month. But that's still the second-highest reading since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-02/factory-construction-growt
US manufacturing expanded modestly last month

...Supply Management said Wednesday that its index of manufacturing activity rose in December to 50.7. That's up from...S. goods.A survey in China on Monday found manufacturing activity in that country expanded for the third consecutive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-02/us-manufacturing-expanded-
Manufacturing slows, but hiring picks up

WASHINGTON - A survey shows U.S. manufacturing activity expanded more slowly in March than February, held back by weaker growth in production and new orders. But factories hired at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-01/manufacturing-slows-hiring
Private employers add fewer jobs in March

...That means companies are cutting fewer jobs and might post higher net gains.And a closely watched survey of manufacturing activity showed factories hired in March at the fastest pace in nine months.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-03/private-employers-add-fewe
US service sector grows at fastest pace in a year

...slow consumer spending on services.The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 56 in February from 55.2 in January. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.The report measures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-03-05/us-service-sector-grows-fa
Outlook for US economy darkens after disappointing reports on hiring, housing and factories

...Friday's surprisingly bleak jobs report for May followed a spate of weak U.S. economic data last week. Manufacturing activity slowed, an index of home contracts fell and consumer confidence tumbled. Mounting troubles in Europe and elsewhere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-06-04/outlook-us-economy-darkens
Fed survey finds US growth, hiring mostly steady

...estimates of 2.5 percent.In addition to the slowdown in hiring in May and April, reports last week showed that manufacturing activity grew more slowly last month, consumer confidence fell and a gauge of future home sales declined.And the government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-06-06/fed-survey-finds-us-growth