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The slowdown has begun for manufacturing
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We'll look at why production and hiring in the sector lost steam toward the end of last year. Plus, Howard University receives a $90 million military research contract.
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Monthly data from the Federal Reserve shows a slowdown in shipments, new orders and employment in the sector.
What to expect when you're expecting GDP figures
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal explains what to look out for in the fourth-quarter GDP figures to be released on Thursday.
The metal is crucial renewable energy technology and the transition away from fossil fuels.
In Southern California and South Carolina, businesses are looking for loans. But in the Midwest, owners are hesitant to borrow.
Data meets anec-data
Gretchen Blough of Logistics Plus in Eerie, Pennsylvania, gives an update on the shipping and freight business.
HBCUs like Howard often lost out on research grants due to systematic underfunding. Now there’s a push to fund more research at HBCUs.
"This battle that the big streamers are undertaking ... it could turn into a bloody battle, and there could be victims of it," said NYU professor Luis Cabral.