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Posted: December 4, 2012 at 2:33 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The underlying picture for manufacturing is certainly one of weakness. Soft U.S. final demand, a need to adjust inventories, weakening exports — all of that adds up to a weak manufacturing sector.” Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at Maria Fiorini Ramirez Inc. in New York. Article, 1D

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