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Economy

Business Journal

Despite its storied history and recent gains, the U.S. manufacturing sector is struggling to build engaging workplace cultures.

Most U.S. adults who work varying hours say they don't experience financial hardship and are satisfied with the number of hours they work.

Optimism among U.S. investors rose again in the third quarter after plateauing in the second quarter and is now hitting levels not reached since 2000.

The percentage of U.S. adults with a positive view of the auto industry has reached its highest point in Gallup's 17-year trend, led by a sharp increase among Republicans.

by Jonathan Rothwell

People living in places that shifted employment from manufacturing to other sectors do not evaluate their lives lower than those living in other areas.

Of 25 U.S. business and industry sectors, the movie and oil and gas industries generate the most politically polarized reviews.

In 1957, two in three Americans were collecting S&H, Gold Bond or other brands of trading stamps earned by shopping at participating retailers.

Americans view the banking industry more positively than they have at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, but banking's image no longer rates above the average for U.S. industries.

by Frank Newport

As U.S. businesses face pressure to grow, Americans persistently report much more confidence in small business than in big business.