Industry Crib Sheet

Industry Crib Sheet

Industry Crib Sheet: Show of Manufacturing Strength at IMTS

September 22, 2014

Power Plant Capacity Growth Slows Down in First-Half '14 The largest and longest-running manufacturing trade fair in the United States set new show records earlier this month for attendance and exhibitors, underlining a vibrant manufacturing sector that is poised to continue growing in spite of ongoing...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Dips on Manufacturing Slowdown

September 15, 2014

Small Business' Outlook Is Positive but Measured Retail Sales Rise, Ease Consumer Spending Fears U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in August for the first time in seven months as manufacturing output plummeted 0.4 percent from a downwardly revised 0.7 percent expansion in July due to a big cooling in...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing Expected to Continue to Rumble

September 8, 2014

Jobs Growth Cools Down Significantly in August New orders to U.S. production plants soared a record 10.5 percent in July on a 74 percent bookings spike in the volatile transportation sector. The somewhat misleading double-digit gain was propelled by an eye-popping 317.3 percent surge in demand for civilian and...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Consumer Spending Dips in July but Confidence Soars

September 2, 2014

RFID WilláBe 'Indispensable' in Manufacturing, Says Research Firm Personal consumption expenditures, a closely watched measure of consumer spending, unexpectedly fell 0.1 percent in July, while personal incomes edged up only 0.2 percent, the smallest monthly growth this year. The monthly decline in personal...Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Loses Growth Grip

August 25, 2014

Study Says MRO Operations Are Far from Effective China's manufacturing sector expanded in August but at a significantly slower pace, as production rates andánew orders softened. The Flash China Manufacturing PMI, published by HSBC in conjunction with Markit Economics, fell 1.4 points to 50.3, a three-month low....Read More

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Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturing Drives July Industrial Production

August 18, 2014

July Retail Spending Falls Flat on Weaker Auto Sales Small Business Confidence Ticks Up Slightly in July U.S. industrial production expanded 0.4 percent in July, the same pace as in June, as strong gains in theámanufacturing sector overcame a 3.4 percent drop in utilities productionáand a mild 0.3 percent...Read More

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Uncle Sam's Spending Spree Means Small Business Revenues

August 13, 2014

Asáthe government's fiscal year nears its end, federal agencies that had been spending conservatively are now flush with "sweep-up money" and looking to fill their product and service wishlists. For small-business suppliers, now is the time to revisit federal buyers and see if their needs align with your items....Read More