Institute for Supply Management

In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, file photo, technicians repair machinery at Madelaine Chocolates factory in the Queens borough of New York. The Federal Reserve reports on output from U.S. factories, mines and utilities in November on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

US factory output rises solid 0.6 pct. in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth at the […]

12/16/2013

Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who is helping to coordinate a jobs fair program, works on some documents for job seekers in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Signs emerge that US job market may be picking up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market is sending signs that it may be strengthening. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has sunk to its lowest point in six years because few companies are laying […]

09/26/2013

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Aug. US jobs data could drive Fed bond-buying move

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of improvement in the U.S. economy emerged this week, and the jobs report the government will issue Friday will show whether that strength is fueling consistent hiring gains. The August employment […]

09/05/2013

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US services firms grow slower, hire more

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. services firms grew at a slower pace in June from May but added more jobs. The figures offered a mixed sign for companies that employ roughly 90 percent of the workforce. […]

07/03/2013

Jobs

US employers add 175K jobs, rate up to 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace despite government spending cuts and higher taxes. The unemployment rate rose […]

06/07/2013

Stocks down

Stocks finish lower

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after a surprisingly weak manufacturing report heightened concern that fiscal deadlock in Washington is already hurting the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 60 points to close at 12,965 Monday.

12/03/2012

US service firms grow at fastest pace in 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service companies, which employ nearly 90 percent of the work force, grew in September at the fastest pace since March, driven by more activity and an increase in new orders. The […]

10/03/2012

US manufacturing grows for 1st time in 4 months

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing grew for the first time in four months, buoyed by a jump in new orders. The increase was a hopeful sign the economy is improving. The Institute for Supply Management, […]

10/01/2012

US service firms grew at faster pace in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service companies grew at a faster pace in August than July, further evidence that the economy may be improving. The Institute for Supply Management says that its index of non-manufacturing activity […]

09/06/2012

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