Manufacturing grows, but economy still fragile
Nov 02, 2012 | 03:20 PM
| Corinna Petry
CHICAGO Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in October for the second consecutive month, with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) purchasing managers index inching up one-fifth of a point to 51.7 percent.
The improvement was sparked by growth in new orders and production, which more than offset declining employment, inventories, prices, backlogs and exports.....
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