What's That Humming Sound? That's manufacturing, which had a very good March. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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March Manufacturing Went Out Like a Lion

The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing manager index reached its highest level in nearly 40 years.

Lions!

What Is Shaq Saying About This? That ‘It’s GRRREATTT!’

Shaquille O’Neal is getting his own box of cereal. There’s a catch, though — he’ll have to share it with Tony the Tiger. But that’s not a problem, Shaq says. 

And Tigers!

5G Whiz: Manufacturers Have High Expectations

91% of manufacturers believe 5G connectivity is important to the overall future of their businesses and that the speed of 5G deployment will have a positive impact on their ability to compete globally, a new study says.

And 5G, Oh My!

By the Numbers

53,000

The manufacturing sector added that many jobs in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job gains occurred in both durable goods (+30,000) and nondurable goods (+23,000). Overall, however, manufacturing employment is down by 515,000 since February 2020.

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Quote/Unquote:

"Manufacturing performed well for the 10th straight month, with demand, consumption and inputs registering strong growth compared to February."

— Timothy R. Fiore, chair of the Institute for Supply Management's Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, commenting on March activity.

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‘Manufacturing is Absolutely Humming’

If you add the infrastructure bill to recent manufacturing performance, do you get a “super cycle?” 

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