U.S. factories are less upbeat on 2019 sales on hiring, tariffs

ROUGHLY 55% of U.S. producers expect higher 2019 revenue, down from 64 percent in December, an Institute for Supply Management survey. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANTHONY LANZILOTE
ROUGHLY 55% of U.S. producers expect higher 2019 revenue, down from 64 percent in December, an Institute for Supply Management survey. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANTHONY LANZILOTE
NEW YORK – United States manufacturers remain upbeat about sales this year, though less so than before as a majority say hiring remains difficult and tariffs have raised prices. Fifty-five percent of producers expect higher 2019 revenue, down from 64 percent in December, an Institute for Supply Management survey showed Wednesday. Service providers were less…

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