Manufacturing Profits Up in 1Q 2013 U.S. manufacturing corporations saw their seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for the first quarter of 2013 total $152.5 billion, up $14.4 billion from the $138.1 total of the last quarter of 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Profits were up $6.0 billion from the corresponding first quarter of 2012. The Global Manufacturer read more
June 11, 2013 - Industry Week
S.Africa's manufacturing up 7 percent y/y in April JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's manufacturing output rose 7 percent year-on-year in volume terms in April - far outpacing market expectations - after contracting 2.2 percent in March, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday. On a month-on-month basis, factory production was up 8.4 percent, but fell 1.9 percent in the three months to April compared with the preceding period. Economists ...
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Yu Hai in The Associated Press The conflicts are challenging the current set-up of low-wage, low-tech manufacturing, and may catalyze the transformation of China's industrial sector,said Yu Hai, a sociology professor at Shanghai's Fudan University.
Tom LaSorda in MediaScrape The national agreement is consistent with the economic pattern and balances the needs of our employees and company by providing a framework to improve our long-term manufacturing competitiveness,Chrysler vice-president and chairman Tom...
Barack Obama in USA Today In 2008, American exports accounted for nearly 7 percent of our total employment, one in three manufacturing jobs, and supported 10.3 million jobs in all,Obama said.