U.S. manufacturing improves in July, outlook clouded by virus

UNITED STATES manufacturing improved in July, according to the Institute for Supply Management,/ AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI
WASHINGTON (AP) – United States manufacturing improved again in July with a key gauge of activity rising further into expansion territory. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manufacturing index rose to 54.2 last month, up from a June reading of 52.6. Any reading above 50 signas that…

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