U.S. Manufacturing Hits Rough Spot in Possible Warning on Growth

  • ISM index signals contraction for first time in six months
  • Burden may fall again on American consumers to drive expansion

Can ISM Contraction Impede the Fed's Rate Path?

Manufacturing unexpectedly hit a rough patch in the U.S. last month. If it remains stuck, it would again be up to American consumers to drive economic growth.

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