11-19-2017  7:46 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

Multnomah County Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees Nov. 17

Special runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Fitzpatrick Presents 'Pathway 1000' Plan Before City Council

Plan would restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year ...

Sisters Network to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 11

Meeting to take place Saturday morning at June Key Delta Center ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

Charlene Crowell explains why Black consumers often pay higher fees than White consumers, because of “add-on” products. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Chris Isidore CNN Money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Activity at U.S. factories continued to pick up in August, another sign of a recovery in global manufacturing.

A closely watched manufacturing index from the Institute of Supply Management edged up to 55.7 from 55.4 in July. Economists had been forecasting a modest decline.

Instead the reading was the third straight month of growth after the purchasing managers' index fell to 49 in May. Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector.

The report follows comparable reports Monday that showed a rebound in Chinese manufacturing, and the fourth straight month of growth at factories across the euro zone. Manufacturing in Italy and Spain enjoyed the best growth in more than two years.

Tuesday's U.S. manufacturing reading showed the new orders index jumping by nearly 5 percentage points to a reading of 63.2

The report also follows last week's government reading that showed stronger economic growth in the second quarter than previously estimated. And it comes ahead of the key August jobs report due out this Friday. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com forecast that employers added 177,000 jobs in the month, up from the 162,000 gain reported for July.

 

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