Manufacturing Sector Begins To Rebound Factory owners in the United States, Asia and Europe say there's more demand for their products now — another indication the recession is ending. Economists hope job growth will soon follow. The government reported Tuesday that new factory orders rose 1.1 percent in November.
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Manufacturing Sector Begins To Rebound

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Manufacturing Sector Begins To Rebound

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Factory owners in the United States, Asia and Europe say there's more demand for their products now — another indication the recession is ending. Economists hope job growth will soon follow. The government reported Tuesday that new factory orders rose 1.1 percent in November.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

NPR's business news starts with a manufacturing recovery.

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INSKEEP: Or at least the start of one, maybe. Factory owners in the United States, Asia and Europe say there's more demand for their products. That's another indication the recession might be ending.

Today, the Commerce Department released more evidence of the recovery. Factory orders rose by a reasonably healthy 1.1 percent in November, which marked the seventh increase in eight months. Among the sectors reporting the strongest growth were computer and electronic products.

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