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Apple’s plan to dramatically ramp up AirPods production is falling apart due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Nikkei

Facing AirPods shortages, Apple dramatically ramped up production in China — just as the Wuhan coronavirus threw a wrench into Chinese manufacturing.
Microsoft's next generation Xbox console, the Xbox Series X.

The PlayStation 5 and new Xbox are due out this holiday, but both could be delayed because of the coronavirus

The next PlayStation and Xbox consoles are scheduled to arrive this holiday, but could be delayed due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China.

Trump hails ‘blue-collar boom’ as factories and mines shed thousands of jobs

Manufacturing cut 12,000 jobs in December. Mining shed 8,000. About 10,000 jobs were lost in transportation and warehousing.
President Trump at the 2020 State of the Union Address.

Trump’s State of the Union made the economy central to his 2020 reelection bid — but he’s fallen short on 4 key promises

Trump's economic record is mixed after three years in office — and he's fallen short in maintaining key pledges on jobs, debt, and the economy.
A Toyota automaker employee moves an engine at the Toyota engine assembly line in Huntsville, Alabama November 13, 2009.

US manufacturing climbs out of contraction territory for the first time in 6 months

A key gauge of US factory activity rebounded more than expected in January, climbing out of contraction territory for the first time since July.

Wuhan coronavirus won’t affect iPhone production, according to Apple’s China manufacturer Foxconn

Foxconn, Apple's largest manufacturing partner in China, says everything is still on schedule despite the Wuhan coronavirus' spread in China.
FILE PHOTO: Engines assembled as they make their way through the assembly line at the General Motors (GM) manufacturing plant in Spring Hill

A gauge of US manufacturing spikes to its highest in 16 months as the sector shows signs of life

The factory sector got some good news: The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's regional manufacturing index leaped to to the highest level since 2018

The deadly virus sweeping across China could slash its economic growth, S&P warns

"We simply don't know what the impact or even the potential impact could be. We only have SARS in 2003 to base assumptions on."

Warren Buffett’s ‘most gruesome mistake’ was buying Dexter Shoe. Here’s the story of his $9 billion error.

"As a financial disaster, this one deserves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records," the Berkshire Hathaway boss and famed investor said.

US factory activity posts unexpected rise at the end of 2019

Tariffs between the two sides have exacerbated a broader slowdown in the sector, recent Fed research found, and chipped away at factory jobs.