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Obama announces new Los Angeles-based manufacturing hub

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration selected a Los Angeles group Monday to lead an effort aimed at making manufacturing companies more competitive globally by helping them consume less energy and produce less waste. The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in Los Angeles will receive $70 million from the federal government to establish the ninth of 15 “manufacturing hubs” that President ...

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US factory orders up 1.9 percent in April, best in 6 months

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories increased by the largest amount in six months but much of the strength came from a rise in demand for commercial aircraft. A key category that tracks business investment plans fell. Factory orders increased 1.9 percent in April, the biggest gain since a 2.4 percent rise in October, the Commerce Department reported Friday. ...

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US stocks eke small gains after listless day of trading


U.S. stocks perked up after a downbeat start to eke out a small gain Wednesday. Consumer companies were among the big gainers on a day when investors sized up a mixed bag of new data on the U.S. manufacturing, housing and automobile industries. Telecommunications stocks lagged the rest of the market. Investors have been looking for clues in the latest ...

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Manufacturing in New York finally expanded in March

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, the Statue of Liberty stands in New York harbor with the New York City skyline in the background. On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Federal Reserve of New York releases its March survey of manufacturers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Factory activity in New York expanded in March for the first time since last summer, and measures of new orders and shipments also posted robust gains. The New York Federal Reserve said Tuesday its Empire State manufacturing index rose to 0.6 in March from minus 16.6 the previous month. It was the first positive reading since July. Any reading ...

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Orders to US factories fell sharply in December

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WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell sharply in December, closing out a year in which demand for American manufactured goods retreated for the first time in six years. Factory orders dropped 2.9 percent in December, the fourth decline in the past five months, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Orders were down 6.6 percent for the full year, marking the ...

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US factory orders, inventories fall in November

U.S. factory orders, inventories fall in November

WASHINGTON – New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in November and inventories declined for a fifth straight month, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new orders for manufactured goods slipped 0.2 percent after a downwardly revised 1.3 percent gain in October. The decline was in line with ...

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From coal decline to lost chances, 2015 was tough for W.Va. business

It was a tough year for business in West Virginia. Yes, the state announced in February that consumer product giant Procter & Gamble will build a manufacturing facility in Berkeley County. But the state continued to struggle with a staggeringly high unemployment rate, loss of energy jobs, dwindling population, especially among the working age, and lost opportunities to attract manufacturing ...

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Windcreek Services announces certification in construction and installation of UL listed control panels

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Windcreek, a turnkey solutions provider for energy, municipal and manufacturing industries, announces the addition of UL listed industrial control panels to their service and product line. Their team of experts can customize UL listed control panels to meet complex project and equipment demands. Gilette, Wyoming, December 12, 2015 –– Windcreek Services, Inc is now UL certified in the construction and installation ...

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Local hiring outlook strong for Ohio in 2016

Area employers are expected to continue hiring at a brisk pace over the next three months, based on the latest hiring survey by staffing firm Manpower of Dayton Inc. Among Dayton-area employers who participated in the survey, 25 percent plan to hire more employees in the January-March period, while 5 percent plan to cut payroll. Meanwhile, 67 percent of those ...

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UL listed control panels are an essential asset for manufacturers looking for turnkey services

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The evolution of problem solving “black rhinos” If you want to succeed in business, you have to think like a rhinoceros. At least that’s Scott Alexander’s theory in his book, Rhinoceros Success, targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs. The book was self-published in the 1980’s and divided the world into two groups – rhinos and cows. According to Alexander, “I realized the ...

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