Manufacturing accelerates in U.S. for a fifth straight month

MANUFACTURING GROWTH accelerated in January for a fifth consecutive month on stronger orders and production that signal America’s factories are rebounding. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
MANUFACTURING GROWTH accelerated in January for a fifth consecutive month on stronger orders and production that signal America’s factories are rebounding. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
WASHINGTON - Manufacturing growth accelerated in January for a fifth consecutive month on stronger orders and production that signal America’s factories are rebounding. The Institute for Supply Management’s index rose to 56, the highest since November 2014, from 54.5 the prior month, data from the Tempe, Ariz.-based group showed Wednesday. The median forecast in a…

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