Manufacturing pickup signals boost to U.S. economic growth

A WORKER SEWS an American flag at the FlagSource facility. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG
A WORKER SEWS an American flag at the FlagSource facility. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG
NEW YORK - American factories powered up in June at the fastest pace in nearly three years, with robust advances in production, orders and employment that indicate a firming in the economy, data from the Institute for Supply Management showed Monday. Highlights of ISM Manufacturing (June) Factory index rose to 57.8, the highest it has…

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