Run into more customer service bots lately? Let Marketplace Tech know. More info

The U.S. economy tries to find its happy place

Jan 5, 2022
IHS Markit's Purchasing Managers' Indexes for services and manufacturing are a mixed bag.
The December Purchasing Managers' Indexes indicate that supply chain issues may be easing, in manufacturing more than services. Above, a freight train moves goods in New Mexico.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty images

Manufacturing is doing all right, for now

Sep 2, 2020
The Purchasing Manager's Index shows growth, but these happy days may not be here to stay.
A face shield manufacturer at work in New York. Manufacturing was up dramatically in August.
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Chicago PMI shows signs of slowing economy

Oct 1, 2019
One of the economy's warning lights just switched on.

PMI explainer: A key indicator of the global economy

Dec 2, 2013
Finally, a gauge of the global economy: The purchaser’s management index in most countries is up a slight amount.