AFP EconWatch--Weekly Economic Newsletter
AFP EconWatch, edited by Kevin Roth (Managing Director, Research), provides financial professionals every Monday morning with commentary on the latest economic news and the possible effects on their organization. The newsletter also incorporates This Week in Corporate Finance, a weekly column edited by Brian Kalish (Director, Finance Lead) reviewing the previous week's key finance news.
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Manufacturing activity heated up during July, boosted by a sharp gain in automobile manufacturing. The Federal Reserve estimates manufacturing output grew 1.0 percent, its largest single-month percentage gain since February and a 4.9 percent increase from a year earlier. (PDF, Log-in required)
There were more job openings at the end of June than there have been in any other month since February 2001. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were a seasonally adjusted 4.671 million job openings at the end of June, the fifth consecutive month of at least 4 million openings.
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