Institute for Supply Management
U.S. Factory Activity Posts 7th Straight Gain
Manufacturing is "benefiting from continued consumer demand, a turnaround in energy production, and an end to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar.”
U.S. Producer Prices Surge 0.6% in January
The gain in the producer price index was the largest in more than four years but the spillover to consumer inflation may be limited.
U.S. Factory Activity Surges to Two-Year High
"The economy is ending the year on a high note with even the manufacturing sector showing signs of faster growth," an economist says.
U.S. Manufacturing Growth Slows in April
The Institute for Supply Management's index falls to 50.8% but the rebound in oil prices may help bring the sector some relief.
Is the U.S. Manufacturing Slump Easing?
At least half of the 18 industries tracked by the ISM expanded in February — the first time since August.
Growth Rate for Service Firms Slows in December
Surveys of manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors "suggest the U.S. economy cooled off in the fourth quarter."
Manufacturing Activity Contracts Again
A closely-followed factory gauge reaches its lowest level in more than six years as low commodity prices continue to limit orders.
Monthly Manufacturing Activity Wanes for First Time Since 2012
Before November of this year, the last time manufacturing activity contracted was in November 2012.
Service Industries Offset Manufacturing Slump
A non-manufacturing benchmark shows service providers unexpectedly expanded in October at the second-fastest pace in a decade.