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U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in December

US manufacturing sector growth slowed slightly in December after six straight monthly gains, the Institute for Supply Management said on Thursday. The ISM purchasing managers index for December fell to 57.0 from 57.3 the previous month. It was still the second highest reading of the year; in January 2013 the…

US manufacturing activity hits 2004 high

WASHINGTON — US manufacturing grew for the 19th straight month in February as a jump in employment and production drove activity to a nearly six-year high, a key industry survey showed Tuesday. The Institute of Supply Management said its Purchasing Managers Index rose to 61.4 percent from January’s reading of…

US manufacturing grows in December: ISM

US manufacturing grew in December for the 17th month, capping a strong year in the sector that is leading the economic recovery from recession, according to a key industry survey released Monday. The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) said its manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to 57.0 percent last month,…

Apple again delays white iPhone 4 debut

Apple said Friday it is postponing the launch of a white version of its new iPhone 4 smartphone to later this year, due to manufacturing problems, leaving customers with only a black option. It was the second time Apple has announced a delay in the white version of the hot-selling…

S.African police foil far right plot to bomb black townships

South African police have foiled a plot by right-wing extremists to bomb black townships ahead of the football World Cup, the police minister said Thursday. Police arrested several people in swoops across the country in which they seized “caches of arms and ammunition,” Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa told journalists in…

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