Global slump hits U.S. factories
WASHINGTON (AP) – Manufacturing is weakening around the globe, a trend that is weighing on U.S. growth just as the presidential campaign enters its final stretch.
U.S. factory activity shrank for a third straight month in August, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management released Tuesday.
Manufacturing has slumped as American businesses have scaled back demand for machinery, equipment and other investments. It’s also contracting in just about every major economy overseas, including the 17 countries that use the euro, plus Britain, China, Japan and Brazil. In China, factory activity fell last month to its lowest level in more than three years.
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