Report: U.S. Manufacturing Had Its Best Year Since 2004

U.S. manufacturing had its strongest year since 2004. The industry reported in December increased expansion over three months due to increases in orders and production, according to a report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

A Computer Numeric Control (CNC) operator works alongside robots manufacturing gears at the SEW-Eurodrive Inc. production facility in Lyman, South Carolina, U.S., on Friday, June 23, 2017. Productivity in the U.S. rose only 1.1 percent last year and rather than being replaced by technology, more workers are being hired. Employers have added …

Manufacturing Index Plunges, But only 1 in 12 Work Blue Collar

Monday’s Chicago Purchasing Manager’s Index for Mid-West manufacturing plunge to a score of 48.7 would have caused widespread economic concern three decades ago, but today’s blue-collar employment is down to only one in twelve Americans.

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San Francisco Supervisor Wants More Subways in City

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who is a candidate for the California State Senate, announced he wants “unprecedented growth” in San Francisco and intends to increase subway infrastructure by ensuring that the city always has at least one subway under construction.


New ‘Destiny’ Expansion ‘The Taken King’ Brings Major Changes to Game

Bungie’s first-person shooter Destiny will receive an expansion titled The Taken King on September 15 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. The expansion makes significant changes, raising the level cap, changing the loot system, focusing on new gear while leaving old items behind, and recasting the voice of Ghost.


‘Dying Light’ Getting Massive New Expansion

Techland’s survival horror game Dying Light is receiving an expansion titled The Following. This DLC will feature a new story segment with vehicles and a map that is as large as all of the other Dying Light maps combined.

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