- U.S. manufacturing held steady in April near a two-year law, according to numbers cited late last week in The Economic Times.
- Meanwhile, Iowa’s economy dipped and might be leaning toward a contraction, according to The Des Moines Business Record.
- Two radio stations in Knoxville and Pella are crediting “a sluggish ag economy in Iowa” as “having an impact on the state” and delaying budget talks at the Iowa Legislature.
- However, the Quad-City Times says Iowa’s tax receipts nevertheless grew in April.
- Meanwhile, the New Orleans Times-Picayune has a report from Boston Consulting Group saying that the portion of manufacturing jobs performed by robots will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent by 2025.
- And The Vindicator, an Ohio-based media site, has a story reassuring folks that “Manufacturing has a strong future.”
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