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Minnesota and other Midwest manufacturers take it on the chin in December

Minnesota and other Midwest manufacturers slowed in December to one of the worst performances in six years due to the strong U.S. dollar and weaknesses in Canada and abroad, according to a widely watched economic report. “Those factors will continue to squeeze U.S. and regional manufacturers,” said Ernie Goss, director of Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group, which produces the Mid-America ...

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Manufacturing conditions in Midwest worst in three years

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Minnesota and Midwest manufacturers digested more bad news this week as factories reported the worst monthly business conditions in three years. The closely watched nine-state Mid-America Business Conditions Index, compiled by Creighton University, slumped to just 40.7 in November, down from the already dismal 41.9 index in October. Minnesota, which had long defied the manufacturing downturn pinching other central U.S. ...

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Manufacturing in Midwest, including Minnesota, slumps in October

Conditions in Minnesota and other central U.S. factories fell yet again as manufacturers in October struggled with a drop in wholesale farm and energy prices and the strong U.S. dollar, according to a widely watched economic report released Monday. The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index also found that employment fell throughout its nine-state region as manufacturers let workers ago ...

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Midwest manufacturers bucked the national trend, showed January growth

Minnesota and other Midwest manufacturers posted strong growth in January, bucking a slowdown seen nationally, according to two closely watched economic reports released Monday. Creighton University reported that its nine-state Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose in January, despite a slowdown in agricultural equipment sales and fresh layoffs planned for John Deere and the energy-related firms Helmerich and Payne. Thanks to ...

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