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June 27, 2012 There was a 1.1 percent increase from April. That's more than was expected and could be a sign that the manufacturing sector continues to hold its own even as other parts of the economy are struggling.
April 25, 2012 The 4.2 percent decline in March is the largest monthly drop in three years. Much of it was due to a fall in orders for aircraft.
September 28, 2011 A slight, 0.1 percent, tick down in August is a sign that businesses are basically stocking with their investment plans, analysts say.
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