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Factory, spending data support strong growth tone

A measure of factory activity in the U.S. Midwest rose to a 22-1/2 year high in January on strong orders and employment prospects, bolstering hopes the economy would stay on a solid growth path this year. Get the full story »

Midwest business growth less than thought

Business activity in the U.S. Midwest expanded less robustly in December than originally thought, an industry association reported on Monday, with employment and new orders registering less growth than earlier reported. Get the full story »

U.S. manufacturing sector grows in December

The U.S. manufacturing sector grew for a 17th straight month in December, adding to recent evidence that a recovery in the U.S. economy was picking up steam, according to an industry report released on Monday. Get the full story »

U.S. Midwest business index jumps in December

Business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose unexpectedly in December, with help from a gain in employment and new orders, a report showed Thursday. The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago business barometer jumped to 68.6 in December from 62.5 in November. Get the full story »