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Measure of future economic activity up 0.5 percent in December

...were positive factors in December. Consumers' dim outlook for business conditions and weaker expectations for manufacturing orders held back the index.The index is derived from data that for the most part have already been reported individually...
With Dems in charge, it will get worse

...housing problem (prices, housing starts, home/commercial foreclosures); rising food prices; shortage of manufacturing orders; high unemployment numbers; high gas prices; stale retail sales; unfunded wars/conflicts; an astronomical...
Small-business owners find Georgia friendly

...of 70 factory managers by The Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University. The report showed that while new manufacturing orders and production dropped, finished inventory increased 13.4 percentage points and employment saw a 3.1-point...
Business briefs

Manufacturing orders decline in August WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturers saw demand for big-ticket products drop by a sizable 0.9 percent in August...
Business briefs a 4-to-3 margin on the New York Stock Exchange, where composite volume came to 1.04 billion shares. Manufacturing orders post rise WASHINGTON - New orders to U.S. factories in May took their biggest jump in more than seven years...
Home sales reach record

WASHINGTON -- Home resales boomed to a record in February, but a slump in demand for aircraft sent manufacturing orders down, according to reports that demonstrate conflicting crosswinds from Asia's financial turmoil. Sales of...
Verbal agreement complicates cotton farmers' problem

...such as Hohenberg Brothers Co. in Tennessee, it meant a few hundred bales of cotton would be shipped to fill manufacturing orders. But somewhere between the cotton broker's handshake and his company's bank account, millions of dollars...
Manufacturing orders, jobs increase in Georgia

ATLANTA --- Peach State manufacturers are back in hiring mode, according to the Georgia Purchasing Managers Index released Tuesday.
Durable goods orders jump 2 percent in March well with the Dow Jones industrial average down 101 points at midday. In advance of Thursday's report on manufacturing orders, many economists had predicted that the March report would show continued weakness at American factories with...
Manufacturing orders brisk in February

WASHINGTON - Orders for big-ticket manufactured items rose unexpectedly to an all-time high in February, providing some after-the-fact justification for the Federal Reserve's interest-rate increase. Spurred by demand for communications and other electronic equipment, durable goods orders to U.S. factories increased 1.5 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted $178.3 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
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