• Trade tensions, labor shortages loom over U.S. factories

    16 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in July amid signs that a robust economy and import tariffs were putting pressure on the supply chain, which could hurt production in the long term.
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  • Construction spending posts biggest drop in over a year; factory activity slows

    17 days ago - By CNBC

    The U.S. manufacturing economy was expected to contract in July while construction spending was expected to grow in June.
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  • Report: Midwest's economy still growing, but at slower pace

    17 days ago - By Stl Today

    OMAHA, Neb. - Economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwestern and Plains states amid trade and tariff disputes, according to a monthly survey report released Wednesday.
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  • US factories grow at a slower pace in July

    17 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July, but American industry remains healthy.
    The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index slipped last month to 58.1 from 60.2 in June. Anything over 50 signals growth, and U.S. manufacturing is on a 23-month winning streak. Seventeen of 18 manufacturing industries expanded in July, led by textile mills and makes of electronic equipment, appliances and components.
    New orders, production and new export orders all grew more slowly in July. Factories stepped up hiring last...
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