Daily Archive: Friday, September 1, 2017

Manufacturing Is a Bright Spot in a Subdued Jobs Report

Sentiment among both business leaders and consumers has improved markedly since Mr. Trump’s victory in November, though, and manufacturers have indeed stepped up the pace of hiring this year. A closely watched private survey released on Friday showed factory activity at a six-year high. An uptick in consumer spending also elevated the Commerce Department’s latest

Joan Osborne channels her inner Bob Dylan on covers album

NEW YORK (AP) — When Joan Osborne first met Bob Dylan, the two singers got very, very close. There wasn’t much of a choice — they had to share the same recording studio microphone. “I’m like literally inches away from his face,” Osborne recalled. “I had to focus so particularly on his mouth and his