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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
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
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
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 activity expands in September for first time in 4 months

The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its index of factory activity rose to 51.5. That's up from 49.6 in August.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-01/us-manufacturing-activity-
US service firms grew in September at fastest pace since March

...Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 55.1, up from 53.7 in August. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.The report measures growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-03/us-service-firms-grew-sept
US economy expanded at moderate pace, led by housing, according to Fed survey

...sales in most parts of the country. Still, consumer spending was flat or up only slightly in most districts. Manufacturing activity was mixed, with half of the districts reporting slight improvement since the previous Fed report. And hiring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-10/us-economy-expanded-modera
Mild consumer price increases, rising builder confidence aid US economic growth

...manufacturing may be starting to rebound. A separate survey from the Institute for Supply Management also showed manufacturing activity expanded for the first time since May, buoyed by new orders and hiring.A more confident consumer could help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-17/mild-consumer-price-increa
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