Topic: Institute for Supply Management

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  • Paper Economy ISM: Manufacturing improves in August

    The ISM's latest report on the manufacturing sector found that manufacturing improved slightly in August: the the purchasing manager’s composite index (PMI) rose 0.54% since July and climbed 9.86% above the level seen a year earlier giving an, indication of improving conditions for manufacturing.

  • Stocks mixed on quiet day on Wall Street

    Stocks were mixed Monday on a quiet day for trading on Wall Street. There was little in the way of news to shake stocks out of a summertime stupor.

  • The New Economy Manufacturing growth cools, but it won't disappear

    US manufacturing index falls to lowest level since June 2009, according to the Institute for Supply Management, part of a slowdown in factory activity in key areas of the globe. While manufacturing growth is slowing, it's not going away, analysts say.

  • Stocks down on weak economic reports

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday on weak reports on hiring and service industries. Losses were widespread among stocks with the steepest decline in banks and energy.

  • Stocks slide with slowdown in manufacturing growth

    Stocks opened April on a weak note, ending slightly lower after an industry group reported that US manufacturing growth cooled in March. Industrial stocks fell the most in the S&P 500.

  • Stocks fall again with 'fiscal cliff' closing in

    Stocks tumbled for a fifth day as a 'fiscal cliff' deal goes unfulfilled in Washington. Despite the fiscal gridlock in Washington, major stock indexes are holding on to gains for the year.

  • Stocks edge lower after weak manufacturing report

    A surprisingly weak manufacturing report sent stocks lower Monday. December is historically the best month for stocks.

  • Paper Economy Manufacturing falls in November

    The Institute for Supply Management's composite index declined 4.26 percent since October 2012 and dropped 5.17 percent below the level seen a year earlier.

  • Stocks edge up ahead of election

    Stocks managed slight gains in thin trading as President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made final efforts to woo voters. Just 2.9 billion shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, well below the recent average. 

  • Paper Economy Service sector slows in October

    The business activity index declined a notable 7.51 percent since September but remained 3.94 percent above the level seen a year earlier, according to the Institute for Supply Management's latest Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.