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Report: Manufacturing grew strongly during the shutdown and debt limit fight

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U.S. manufacturing grew strongly in October, a sign that the government shutdown and debt limit fight earlier in the month did not derail the tepid-but-resilient private-sector recovery. The Institute of Supply Management announced Friday that its index of manufacturing activity rose to 56.4 percent for October, edging up from September's 56.2 strong number and easily beating analysts'...

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