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Mark Gongloff

Worst Factory Reading In 3 Years Raises Recession Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

That gasping sound you heard at about 10:00 a.m. EDT on Monday was Wall Street's reaction to a report on U.S. factory activity, which crashed to its l...

U.S. Service Sector Gaining Steam

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. service companies grew at the fastest pace in 11 months in January as companies started hiring to keep up with rising demand. The ...

Pleasant Surprise In Manufacturing Sector

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

Factory activity expanded at a faster pace than expected in September as production and hiring increased, the latest sign of resilience in manufac...

Energy Prices, Japan Crisis Lead To Few Factory Orders

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Businesses cut back on orders for airplanes, autos and heavy machinery in June, lowering demand for factory goods for the second time in...

Service Sector Growing At Slowest Pace In Well Over A Year

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Service businesses such as restaurants, hotels and financial companies experienced their weakest growth in 17 months in July. The ...

William Alden

Worst Of Two Worlds: Deficit-Reduction Plan Would Threaten Economy And Not Remove Downgrade Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The deficit-reduction deal that emerged late Sunday runs the risk of exacerbating two opposite problems at the same time: It cuts enough g...

Manufacturing Sector Latest Sign Of Economic Gloom

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

The pace of growth in the manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in July, according to an industry report released on Monday. The Insti...

Economy's 'Little Ray Of Hope': The Service Sector

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The pace of growth in the services sector picked up modestly in May while gauges of new orders and employment climbed, according to an ...

High Energy Prices Cause Sharp Decline In Manufacturing

DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months, the latest sign that a sharp rise in energy prices is...

'Special Factors' Blamed For Big Jump In Unemployment Claims

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of people applying for unemployment benefits surged last week to the highest level in eight months, a troubling sign a day ah...

Manufacturing Is Growing, Even As The Economy Slows

Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Steven C. Johnson) - The pace of expansion in U.S. manufacturing slowed in April for a second straight month but was brisker than exp...

Service Sector Grows At Fastest Pace In 5 Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. service sector expanded in February at the fastest pace in more than five years and firms hired at the quickest rate since...

U.S. Service Sector Expanded In January

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The economy's service sector grew slightly in January, while the pace of job losses slowed, signaling a recovery still struggling to ...