European Stocks Lose Gains as U.S. Data Mute Growth Optimism

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  • U.S. manufacturing shrank first time in six months in August
  • Strong U.K., Chinese factory data had earlier boosted shares

European Stocks Little Changed as ISM Disappoints

An unexpected contraction in American manufacturing took its toll on European equities, putting a damper on earlier optimism that global economic growth is gaining momentum.

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