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  • Manufacturers: Regulations cost economy $2 trillion annually

    The National Association of Manufacturers released a study Wednesday finding that federal rules on conducting business, protecting the environment, keeping workers safe, and complying with taxes impose an average cost of nearly $20,000 per worker for manufacturing and more than $233,000 for the...

  • Aug. hiring was slowed by manufacturing and retail

    In recent months, a wide array of U.S. industries added jobs. Almost every sector — manufacturing, retail, financial services and information — notched solid gains. That stopped in August. Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The seasonally adjusted...

  • Company may limit iron mine to 1 Wisconsin county

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A company that wants to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin might limit the project to only one county instead of two, a company spokesman said Thursday. Gogebic Taconite is considering building the mine solely in Iron County because of opposition from officials...

  • Textile manufacturing company expanding in Georgia

    TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A textile manufacturing company is planning to add more than 100 new jobs during the expansion of a plant in south Georgia. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that American Textile Co. is planning to invest $10 million in the expansion of its plant in Tifton and will...

  • US factory orders up record 10.5 percent in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Business orders for U.S. factory goods shot up by a record amount in July, reflecting a surge in demand in the volatile category of commercial aircraft. But outside of transportation, orders actually fell slightly during the month although the setback was expected to be...

  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It's how...

  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A mortar round exploded Monday at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant that does business with the military, killing two people. The explosion at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City occurred about 6:25 a.m., police said. Totall Metal Recycling, which employs...

  • Ford adds workers, investment to back MKC output

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and invested another $129 million recently at...



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