ISM Index of U.S. Manufacturing Decreased to 49.6 in August

ISM Index of U.S. Manufacturing Decreased to 49.6 in August

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A worker reaches for glass to assemble a double-pane window frame at Crystal Windows & Doors IL Manufacturer in Chicago. The Institute for Supply Management’s U.S. factory index fell to 49.6 in August from 49.8 a month earlier, the Tempe, Arizona-based group said today.