A Manufacturing Round-Up: Looking Better

By January 6, 2010Economy

Catching up …

  • Walter Williams in Investor’s Business Daily, “U.S. Manufacturing’s Exaggerated Death,” comparing the historical improvements in agriculture to current trends in manufacturing.
  • New York Times, “Biopharmaceutical Industry Is Banking on Boston“: “Companies battling for an edge in the biopharmaceutical industry have $2.3 billion in manufacturing plants in development in the Boston area to produce genetically engineered drugs.”
  • Reuters, “Global factory PMI jumps to near 4-year high“: ” Global factory business activity grew at its fastest pace in nearly four years in December as new orders growth accelerated at a rate not seen in more that five and a half years, a survey showed on Monday.”
  • Reuters, “U.K. manufacturing PMI hits 25-month high“: “U.K. manufacturing PMI hits 25-month high: “LONDON (MarketWatch) — Purchasing managers in Britain’s manufacturing sector reported an unexpected acceleration in activity in December, pushing a closely-watched gauge to its highest level in more than two years.”
  • Associated Press, “Upbeat manufacturing data point to job growth“: “An unexpectedly strong report on manufacturing activity Monday bolstered confidence that the nation’s factories will help sustain an economic recovery.”
  • Los Angeles Times, “U.S. manufacturing grows in December“: “Even more gains could be on the way as manufacturers’ customers continue to report plunging inventories and turn to new production instead of a merchandise backlog to fill orders and feed sales.”

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