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Analysis: U.S. manufacturing is booming - but not for these guys

18 Nov 2020

Jim Kirsh initially thought his family-owned foundry in southeastern Wisconsin might stay busy during the pandemic.

It's the best, and worst, of times for business in Florida, survey finds

13 Oct 2020

Florida is one of the five best states in the nation in which to do business, according to a new survey. It’s also one of the five worst, according to the same survey, thanks to COVID-19.

After frying chicken for over 100 years, Kansas restaurant is shut by pandemic

13 Oct 2020

ABILENE, Kan. Mark Martin's family restaurant weathered two world wars, the Dust Bowl, and the Great Depression, serving up heaping plates of hand-battered fried chicken, mashed potatoes and creamed corn to a devoted clientele. But it could not survive the pandemic.

RV makers roll toward a V-shaped recovery amid COVID

21 Sep 2020

At least one American industry is rolling toward a V-shaped recovery.

Carlyle buys disinfecting machine maker stake in COVID-19 bet

16 Sep 2020

Carlyle Group Inc will acquire a majority stake in sanitizing machine maker Victory Innovations, the private equity firm said on Wednesday, betting that cleanliness will remain a top priority long after a COVID-19 vaccine is available.

Work-from-home boom is a bust for big office furniture makers

18 Aug 2020

America's biggest office furniture manufacturers got the rug pulled out from under them by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pool sales skyrocket as consumers splash out on coronavirus cocoons

06 Aug 2020

BARCELONA/LOS ANGELES Locked down, hot and desperate for a dip? If you live in Indianapolis and fancy putting a pool in your back yard there's a three-week wait - but that's just for an appointment to order one for next year.

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