Orders for big-ticket items are a rare economic bright spot. But many businesses that rely on in-person customers are hurting.
Chinese exporters have found ways to deal with the extra U.S. tariffs and those plans are not set to change under President-elect Joe Biden.
A check-in with Cary Quigley, president of Sterling Technologies in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Some Chinese manufacturers do not expect the trade tensions with the U.S. to change much even with a Biden presidency.
Los Angeles-based Lefty Production Co. became a PPE manufacturer to remain essential. But will the need for U.S.-made masks and gowns remain?
What does that longer timeline mean for the global economy?
The Purchasing Manager's Index shows growth, but these happy days may not be here to stay.
Trade is not a "job creation kind of thing," Chad Bown says.
April figures show communities that rely on manufacturing are also hurt by job losses, but they may see improvement more quickly.
Even in sectors where demand is high, the coronavirus has slowed production.