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WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012.
WASHINGTON—Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the sixth consecutive month, reaching its highest level in 2.5 years, according to the latest data from the Institute for Supply Management. The institute’s Purchasing Managers Index registered 57.3 percent, up from October’s reading of 56.4 percent.
NEW YORK—Optimism among U.S. manufacturers regarding the global economic outlook reached the highest level since the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest Manufacturing Barometer from PwC. In the third quarter of 2013, 40 percent of respondents expressed optimism regarding the world economy for the next 12 months, up from 31 percent in the prior quarter and 29 percent from the third quarter of 2012.
WASHINGTON—U.S. factory activity expanded last month at the fastest pace in 2.5 years. The Institute for Supply Management said that its manufacturing index rose in September to 56.2, the highest since April 2011.
WASHINGTON—New orders for big-ticket U.S.-manufactured goods rose 4.2 percent in June, led by demand for aircraft. Orders for durable goods rose to $244.5 billion, an increase of $9.9 billion from May, the Commerce Department said. Analysts had predicted a much smaller 1.8 percent increase on average.
NEW YORK—The domestic economic outlook among U.S. manufacturers is at its highest level in five quarters, according to the PWC Manufacturing Barometer survey. The majority of manufacturing executives surveyed expect revenue growth in 2013.
WASHINGTON—New orders for durable goods increased $12.4 billion or 5.7 percent in February to $232.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday. Orders have increased five of the past six months.
WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales rose 0.8 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million, reaching the highest level since November 2009.
WASHINGTON—CEOs’ expectations for the economy over the next six months have improved due to expected higher sales and capital spending, but expectations for hiring remain flat, according to the last economic outlook survey from the Business Roundtable.
WASHINGTON—Manufacturing grew in February at the fastest pace in 20 months, according to a report Friday from the Institute for Supply Management. And a survey from the University of Michigan showed that consumer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since November.