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Many U.S. farmers fume at Washington, not Trump, over biofuel, trade policies

September 10, 2019

Via: Reuters

Many farmers are angry, and some are directing their anger not at the Republican president, but at Washington’s bureaucracy. Trump has faced backlash from agricultural groups, ethanol producers and Midwestern politicians upset that his trade war with China has slashed […]


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Despite Gains Over June, US Manufacturing Technology Orders through July Off 11.7%

September 9, 2019

Via: Quality Magazine

U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $383.7 million in July 2019, an increase of 7% over June 2019 but a fall of 5% from July 2018, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association […]


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Hurricane Dorian devastation in Bahamas could cost $7 billion: KCC

September 5, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Preliminary estimate of total insured and uninsured losses in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is $7 billion, catastrophe modeling company Karen Clark & Company (KCC) said on Thursday. The estimated includes building, contents, and business interruption exposures for […]


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ISM Report: US Manufacturing Contracts for First Time in Three Years

September 3, 2019

Via: Industry Week

U.S. factory activity unexpectedly contracted in August for the first time in three years as shrinking orders, production and hiring pushed a widely followed measure of manufacturing to its lowest level since January 2016. The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing […]


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Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016

August 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

Trump is telling voters across the country that the economy is booming and jobs are growing. But the blow to factory employment is more pronounced in places like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin than in the rest of the country. While […]


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China new-energy vehicle sales drop for first time in over two years

August 12, 2019

Via: Reuters

NEV sales fell to 80,000 units last month in China. That compared with a growth of 80% in NEV sales in June. Overall auto sales in the world’s biggest vehicle market fell 4.3% in July, down for a 13th consecutive […]


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Signs of price truce push Lyft, Uber higher

August 8, 2019

Via: Reuters

With Uber set to report after Wall Street closes, analysts were excited by Lyft’s 72% rise in second-quarter revenue and its assertion higher spend per rider – read higher prices – would pull both third quarter and full-year sales above […]


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GM faces declining sales and price wars in largest markets

July 31, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — General Motors investors will see on Thursday how the Detroit carmaker is weathering declining sales and mounting price pressures in its largest markets when it reports second-quarter earnings. Slumping industry demand in China, the world’s largest auto market, […]


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Apple woos investors with China gain, market value nears $1 trillion

July 31, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Shares of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) rose 4.2% on Wednesday, after the company calmed Wall Street nerves with an improvement in sales in China and as several brokerages predicted a boost from its services business and the launch of […]


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Penske Automotive’s Q2 net income falls 12%

July 30, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Penske Automotive Group Inc.’s second-quarter income fell as weak market conditions in the United Kingdom hurt new-vehicle sales and used-vehicle profits in that market. Net income for the nation’s second-largest dealership group dropped 12 percent to $118.5 million. Revenue dipped […]