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THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT index, which aims to capture manufacturing business conditions, increased to 59.3 from 57.7 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing gauge tops estimates as jobs, orders rebound

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing rebounded in November as new orders picked up and companies added workers, indicating that factories remain...
SEVERAL U.S. MANUFACTURING indicators declined in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing gauge drops to lowest level in six months

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing fell by more than forecast to a six-month low, as orders and hiring cooled amid escalating...
UNITED STATES factory production expanded in September for a fourth consecutive month, increasing 0.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/TY WRIGHT

U.S. September manufacturing production rises on broad demand

NEW YORK - United States factory production expanded in September for a fourth consecutive month on broad-based demand as the sector accelerated in the third...
U.S. MANUFACTURING EXPANDED in May faster than expected despite rising costs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing quickens while prices keep spiraling up

NEW YORK - United States manufacturing expanded at a faster pace in May and order backlogs grew by the most in 14 years, even as...
UNITED STATES manufacturing expanded in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO / TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge dips to 9-month low as inflation heats up

NEW YORK - United States manufacturing expanded last month at the slowest pace since July, while prices paid for materials continued to accelerate amid...
U.S. FACTORIES expanded at slightly slower pace in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARCELO PEREZ DEL CARPIO

U.S. factory gains cool as inflation in raw materials picks up

NEW YORK - United States factories expanded at slightly slower pace in March and a measure of raw-material prices hit an almost seven-year high,...
IN THE CLASSROOM: Steven H. Kitchin, left, New England Institute of Technology vice president for corporate education and training, speaks with Kaleb Buffum, a student in the Shipbuilding Advanced Manufacturing Institute program, while instructor Wayne Farmer looks on at the facility on Post Road in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Healthy R.I. manufacturing industry driven by military defense, textiles

Since his start as Polaris MEP center director four years ago, Christian Cowan has watched the state’s manufacturing industry blossom. So much so, he...
THE U.S. SERVICE INDUSTRIES expanded in February near the fastest pace in at least a decade. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. service industries grow near fastest pace in a decade

NEW YORK - U.S. service industries expanded in February near the fastest pace in at least a decade, signaling the economy is on track...
FIGURES FROM the Institute for Supply Management show U.S. manufacturing is being fueled by improving global economies and firm business investment. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Manufacturing in U.S. expands at fastest pace since May 2004

NEW YORK - U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures...
THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT'S semi-annual forecast suggested that the economy will get less of a boost from business investment next year after strong capital spending helped push the pace of growth above 3 percent in the past two quarters. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Companies in U.S. plan to slow their investment, hiring in 2018

NEW YORK - United States companies expect their investment and hiring to grow at a slower pace in 2018, and only a small share...
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