Manufacturing Sector Begins To Rebound
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
NPR's business news starts with a manufacturing recovery.
(Soundbite of music)
INSKEEP: Or at least the start of one, maybe. Factory owners in the United States, Asia and Europe say there's more demand for their products. That's another indication the recession might be ending.
Today, the Commerce Department released more evidence of the recovery. Factory orders rose by a reasonably healthy 1.1 percent in November, which marked the seventh increase in eight months. Among the sectors reporting the strongest growth were computer and electronic products.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.