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"...a five-month high."

The post Philly Fed: Manufacturing Continued to Expand Strongly in October appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Chad Moutray
Posted: October 19, 2017, 1:36 pm

"Manufacturers are already planning for the potential of a 40 percent increase on..."

The post Seizing Opportunities to Address Health Care Taxes, a Leadership Imperative appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Robyn Boerstling
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:24 pm

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts fell for the sixth time in the past seven months, down 4.7 percent...

The post Housing Starts Disappoint Again in September, Partly on Hurricane Impacts appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Chad Moutray
Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:18 pm

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo reported that the Housing Market Index (HMI) increased from 64 in September to 68 in October, its highest level since...

The post NAHB: Builders Remain Optimistic About Growth in October appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Chad Moutray
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:30 pm

The Federal Reserve reported that manufacturing production edged up 0.1 percent in September, bouncing back ever so slightly from declines across the past two months. With that said, the data...

The post Manufacturing Production Edged Higher in September but Still Exhibits Hurricane-Related Softness appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Chad Moutray
Posted: October 17, 2017, 1:51 pm

'What does this have to do with manufacturing workers? Everything.'

The post Approving the Senate’s Budget Resolution Is Key to Boosting Manufacturing Workers’ Paychecks appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Christopher Netram
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:50 pm

This morning, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive designed to end the practice known as “sue and settle.” The agency-wide directive requires the EPA to: Publish...

The post EPA Issues Directive Protecting Against “Sue and Settle” appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Ross Eisenberg
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:38 pm

'The Supreme Court’s decision today to review Microsoft’s victory in the Second Circuit is...'

The post Regardless of SCOTUS Decision, Manufacturers Need Congress to Act on Electronic Communications appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Linda Kelly
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:11 pm

'The Canton facility also honored one of its...'

The post PepsiCo Celebrated Manufacturing Day, but Its Facility in Ohio Also Marked a Special Milestone appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Andrew Clark
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:09 pm

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey expanded strongly in October, growing at a three-year high. The composite index of general business conditions jumped from 24.4 in September to 30.2 in October,...

The post New York Fed: Manufacturing Activity Expanded in October at a Three-Year High appeared first on Shopfloor.

Author: Chad Moutray
Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:35 pm