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Manufacturing Sector Performance

Obama call for manufacturing revival a tough goal

President Barack Obama is making a strong election-year push for an economic revival "built on American manufacturing." But he faces an uphill slog, with little consensus even within his own party on how to do it.

February 11, 2012 2:20 pm
Dismal report shows no net job increase in August

Dismal report shows no net job increase in August

Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy at risk of another recession. The government also reported that the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010.

September 02, 2011 11:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: School reform shouldn't be quick process

No one in Illinois would argue that there's not ample room for improving education in the state's public schools.

December 25, 2010 12:00 am
Manufacturing grows for 13th straight month

Manufacturing grows for 13th straight month

NEW YORK | U.S. manufacturing expanded in August for the 13th straight month, lifting hopes that economic growth won't stall.

September 01, 2010 11:21 am

New-home sales sink to lowest level on record

LOS ANGELES | Sales of new homes unexpectedly sank 12.4 percent in July to the lowest point since the government began keeping records in 1963. It underscored continued weakness in the housing market, which tanked after the expiration this spring of a tax break for home buyers who were alrea…

August 27, 2010 12:00 am
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