• U.S. factory activity slows further, tariff concerns grow

    23 days ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity slowed for a second straight month in April, with manufacturers complaining about rising commodity prices in the wake of the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
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  • Manufacturing activity continues to decline in April; construction spending stumbles in March

    23 days ago - By CNBC

    National factory activity was expected to decline in April, slowing amid seasonal factors and underpinned growth in the manufacturing sector.
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  • Slowing UK factory growth sinks chance of BoE rate hike

    23 days ago - By Reuters

    British manufacturing growth slid to a 17-month low in April, extending a run of mediocre economic data and further reducing the chances of an interest rate hike by the Bank of England. Sonia Legg reports.
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  • U.S. factory activity slows; construction spending tumbles

    23 days ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity slowed for a second straight month in April, weighed down by shortages of skilled workers and rising capacity constraints, but strengthening global demand continues to support manufacturing.
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  • Pace of US factory growth slows again in April

    23 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturers say the pace of their expansion continued to slow in April, with many factories saying their output is still growing but is crimped by shortages of workers and skills.
    The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday that its manufacturing index fell to 57.3 percent last month from March's reading of 59.3. Any score above 50 signals growth.
    The categories of new orders, production and employment each fell in April for manufacturers, even though demand for manufactured goods remains robust. Companies surveyed for the...
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