manufacturing

MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

MEQUON, Wis. — The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state’s economy. At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration’s thrust-and-parry trade moves with China and … Continue reading MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

WASHINGTON | US unemployment falls to 3.7 percent _ lowest since 1969

WASHINGTON— The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men were being drafted to fight in Vietnam and the American auto industry and the space program were going full blast. The Labor Department reported Friday that the rate edged down from 3.9 percent the month before as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US unemployment falls to 3.7 percent _ lowest since 1969

LONDON | Eurozone economy appears to lose momentum as exports stall

LONDON — The 19-country eurozone economy lost momentum in September despite a resilient performance by the services sector in Italy, according to a closely watched survey released Wednesday. Financial information firm IHS Markit said its composite purchasing managers’ index, a key measure of business activity in services and manufacturing, slipped to 54.1 points in September … Continue reading LONDON | Eurozone economy appears to lose momentum as exports stall

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas News: Texas Businesses Comment on Impact of Tariffs in Dallas Fed Survey

Manufacturing activity continues to expand in September amid rising uncertainty DALLAS, TX—Many Texas businesses are feeling the impact of tariffs, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ latest Texas Business Outlook Surveys. In September, business executives from both manufacturing and service sector firms were asked a series of special questions about the effects of … Continue reading Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas News: Texas Businesses Comment on Impact of Tariffs in Dallas Fed Survey

Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S. “Start building new plants now. Exciting!” Trump said Saturday in a tweet aimed at the Cupertino, … Continue reading Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

BURLINGTON, Vt | Vermont woman who admitted ricin possession sentenced

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin in her Vermont retirement community and testing it on residents was sentenced Thursday to time served and five years of probation and must undergo mental health treatment. Betty Miller, 71, also was ordered Thursday to pay a $10,000 fine. Miller, who has an … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Vermont woman who admitted ricin possession sentenced

Alabama News: Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Named Top Manufacturing State by Global Trade Magazine

MONTGOMERY, AL – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Global Trade, a publication focusing on international business, selected Alabama as the nation’s top state for manufacturing in a new ranking. Global Trade cited the growth of Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry and its leadership position in aerospace production, as well as job training provided … Continue reading Alabama News: Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Named Top Manufacturing State by Global Trade Magazine

WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell 1.7 percent in July, the third decrease in the past four months. The Commerce Department said Friday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years such as autos and appliances — totaled $246.9 billion last month. Much of that decline came … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in July