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China’s factory sector may contract in October

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China’s manufacturing sector may have slipped into a contractionary phase in October following two months of expansion, according to Nomura. The bank forecasts HSBC’s flash Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which is due out on Thursday, slipped to 49.8 in October, below the key 50-mark which separates expansion from contraction. Last month, the final HSBC PMI […]

Honda to Go Small, Gas-Powered at Tokyo Motor Show

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Honda Motor Co.7267.TO -0.51% won’t be introducing any new high-tech monster machines at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show in late November. Instead, Japan’s third-largest car maker will spotlight conventional gasoline-engine vehicles — and not for muscle cars, mainly for small ones. Honda Motor Co. Among Honda Motor Co. vehicles making their debut at this year’s Tokyo […]

Measuring America’s Decline, in Three Charts

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In recent years, a number of international surveys have raised alarms that the United States is falling behind other countries in terms of educational achievement. Now there is another one, and its findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity. In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, the new study shows, younger Americans […]