More Manufacturing Articles

  • Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that has produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell is closing after 47 years. The New Hartford factory's owner, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. of Scottsdale, Ariz.,...

  • Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year. That increased rate contributed to a $965 million...

  • EXography: Federal agency FMCS gave grants to promote union membership

    The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave a grant of $101,000 in federal funds to Wisconsin construction unions who complained that union workers were at a disadvantage in hiring because managers had to pay them more than others.

  • Oil steady ahead of China manufacturing report

    The price of oil was little changed near $102 a barrel Monday ahead of a Chinese manufacturing report Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 4 cents to $101.63 a barrel at 0730 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 39 cents Friday to settle at...

  • Eminent domain often leaves broken communities behind

    Weeds and rubble cover 90 acres along Long Island Sound. A room with cinder-block walls sits locked in an empty in Brooklyn basement. And a gleaming industrial palace has failed to bring jobs to the banks of Ohio's Mahoning River. These are monuments to failed central planning. Eminent domain,...

  • Orders for US manufactured goods up 2.2 percent

    Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in February by the largest amount in three months, helped by solid gains in demand for airplanes and autos.

  • Job security declining for people in unions

    Economist Allison Schrager points out a little-noticed shift in the workforce that explains part of the membership problem Big Labor is facing: Union members are now experiencing declining job security. This is notable because job security is a key benefit to joining a union in the first...

  • US factory output rose in February by most in 6 months

    U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals.



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