Manufacturing in N.Y. Shrank; U.S. CPI Unchanged

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general economic index unexpectedly fell to minus 5.9 in August, the first contraction in 10 months. Separately, the cost of living in the U.S. was little changed in July for a second month, Labor Department figures showed. Michael McKee and Deirdre Bolton report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

McDonald's Posts Surprisingly Strong Sales Growth
02:44 - A revamp of McDonald’s iconic Big Mac burger and more aggressive drink promotions are helping the restaurant giant overcome a broader slump in the fast-food industry. Bloomberg Intelligence's Michael Halen has more on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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