Industry Crib Sheet

Industry Crib Sheet

Industry Crib Sheet: Retail Sales Strengthen in October

Nov 17, 2014

Plus: Metalworking Machinery Sales Spike in September; and Equipment Rentals Soar in Preference, Study Says U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, pumped up by falling gasoline prices that left Americans with more discretionary spending dollars. The Commerce Department reported Friday that retail sales rose 0.3...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Job Market Continues to Roll in October

Nov 10, 2014

Plus: Demand for Robots Is Pacing at a New High This Year; and Quarterly Manufacturing Index Slows with Anemic Capex [caption id="attachment_38823" align="alignleft" width="205"] Credit: antpkr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] U.S. employment continued to make solid gains in October by adding 214,000 jobs, and...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Obama Makes More Manufacturing Moves

Nov 03, 2014

Plus: Consumer Spending Is Stagnant Going Into Fourth Quarter; and Economy Expands at a Steady 3.5% Clip in the Third Quarter [caption id="attachment_38781" align="alignleft" width="300"] President Obama has initiated notable pro-manufacturing policies over the last three years. Credit: Pete Souza, White...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Sees Modest Rise; U.S. Slows

Oct 27, 2014

Plus: Equipment Finance Executives Stay Upbeat; and Metal Forming Shops Anticipate Softening China's manufacturing sector gained slightly in October on expansions in production output, new orders, and new export orders, but the continued sluggish growth is fueling worries of a prolonged economic slump in the nation...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Jumps in September

Oct 20, 2014

Plus: Machine Tool Sales Tick Up, but Spurt Is Expected; and Report Gives Mat-Handling Equipment Sourcing Tips U.S. industrial production surged in September, bolstered by big expansions in mining and utilities while manufacturing activity rebounded from the summer doldrums. The 1 percent output growth shattered...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: New R&D Institute to Join National Manufacturing Network

Oct 13, 2014

Plus: Late-Year Rally Hinges on Retail Sales, Consumer Spending; and Bigger Industrial Technology Presence Planned for IMTS 2016 President Barack Obama last week unveiled another federally funded manufacturing research and development center as part of a national innovation network he envisions expanding over the...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Factory Orders Plummet in August, Sept. Orders Slowed

Oct 03, 2014

Plus: September Job Growth Comes Back Strongly, August Revised Up; and Trade Gap Narrows Again on Record Exports, Will Drive GDP U.S. factory orders plunged a record 10.1 percent in August on a big drop in civilian aircraft and parts, described as payback for July, when orders in the volatile category surged over...Read More