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Jobless claims top forecast, home sales fall

...York area expanded in April at the slowest pace in five months."If the regional manufacturing economies are slowing, it signals the national manufacturing economy is slowing as well," said Neil Dutta, an economist at Bank of America Corp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-04-19/jobless-claims-top-forecas
Rust Belt mired in housing crisis

...researcher with the Brookings Institution said people have been shoved out of the Rust Belt by the collapse of the manufacturing economy for more than a generation, and drawn to the Sun Belt by more jobs and a lower cost of living. In Buffalo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/05/met_522799.shtml
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Southern Co. profits wilt

...respectively, but industrial power usage dropped 6.9 percent. Mr. Franklin blamed a general slowdown in the manufacturing economy for the industrial slide. But the company boosted profits by increasing sales to other utilities, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/24/bus_320403.shtml
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Business briefs: Raw material prices see fast increase

...according to the report by National Association of Purchasing Management. The purchasing managers' index of the manufacturing economy was at 55.8 percent in March, down from 56.9 in February but well above the reading of 50 that indicates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/04/bus_285959.shtml
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Some cities miss economic boom

...military bases to federal belt-tightening aren't immune to the hard times. "These cities are rooted in older manufacturing economies," Mr. Cuomo said. "They need to be retrofitted for a new economy." That retrofit comes with a pair of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/20/bus_256716.shtml
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Business briefs

...968 thanks to a late pullback. Manufacturing doldrums may end ATLANTA -- Current weakness in the Southeastern manufacturing economy could be short-lived, according to the most recent monthly survey of plant officials conducted by the Federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/15/bus_241906.shtml
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Income growth slowing

...Association of Purchasing Management -- one of the first out on January -- showed growth decelerating in the manufacturing economy. And a third report showed construction spending stagnant at the end of 1997. Economists said the mix of factors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/03/bus_221771.shtml
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Dow Jones average soars above 8,000, first time since October plunge

...the declines pulled the overall index down. A reading above 50 percent in the overall index indicates the manufacturing economy is generally expanding, while a reading below 50 percent is a sign of contraction. Another index tracking inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/02/bus_218440.shtml
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Unions targeting new companies

...union ranks, according to Lane Windham, southern regional communications director. A national shift from a manufacturing economy to a service one has prompted unions like UNITE to organize service workers, she said. Corporate downsizing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/04/biz_210824.shtml
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Will inflation rear its ugly head in '97?

...startled by the National Association of Purchasing Management survey released Thursday, which found the nation's manufacturing economy accelerated in December. Most economists had expected a slight drop in last month's figure after an unexpectedly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/03/bus_202045.shtml
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