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U.S. manufacturers' profits down in fourth quarter of 2018

By the Houston Chronicle

Mar 20, 2019

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Profits at manufacturing companies were down in the fourth quarter, the U.S. Census reported Monday.

Based on a survey of large corporations, U.S. manufacturers' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits in the last quarter of the year totaled $154.5 billion, down $1.7 billion from third-quarter earnings of $156.2 billion.

However, manufacturers' profits were up $41.4 billion compared to the same quarter of 2017.

Read the full story, "U.S. manufacturers' profits down in fourth quarter of 2018," at houstonchronicle.com.

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