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Manufacturing is doing all right, for now

Sep 2, 2020
The Purchasing Manager's Index shows growth, but these happy days may not be here to stay.
A face shield manufacturer at work in New York. Manufacturing was up dramatically in August.
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Chicago PMI shows signs of slowing economy

Oct 1, 2019
One of the economy's warning lights just switched on.
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PMI explainer: A key indicator of the global economy

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Dec 2, 2013
Finally, a gauge of the global economy: The purchaser’s management index in most countries is up a slight amount.