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Posted: February 16, 2013 at 3:14 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Global growth will still be fairly weak this year, which will prevent industry from firing on all cylinders. But there’s no denying that industrial conditions have recently improved.” Paul Dales, Capital Economics senior U.S. economist Article, 1D

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