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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
November retail sales were up for the sixth straight month, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce.
Friday, December 02, 2011
With its primary index—the PMI—showing signs of leveling out in recent months, the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business increased nearly two full percentage points in November to extend the growth streak for economic activity in the manufacturing sector to 28 straight months and the overall economy showed growth for the 30th consecutive month.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
While many companies focus on preventing theft across the supply chain, McAfee's chief supply chain officer says cyber security may be the bigger threat
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Although the numbers are showing continued signs of leveling out, the main theme of the October edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing (ISM) Report on Business indicated that growth is still occurring.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
As was the case in July, the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business outperformed its sister report focused on manufacturing.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Even though there are more questions than answers when it comes to the economy and its growth rate, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 52.7 in July, a 0.6 percent decline from June. A reading above 50 represents growth. And even with the sequential decline in the NMI the report showed growth in the non-manufacturing sector for the 20th consecutive month.
Monday, August 01, 2011
In its July report, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 50.9 percent. This represents a 4.4 percent drop from June’s 55.3 percent
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Monday, April 04, 2011
Manufacturing activity remains on very strong footing, according to data released by the Institute for Supply Management.