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U.S. manufacturing growth slows

Hiring weakens; spending on construction decreases

Posted: May 2, 2013 at 3:37 a.m.

Employees at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich., cheer April 17 as the millionth Ford Mustang is driven off the assembly line. U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower pace in April compared with March as manufacturers pulled back sharply on hiring and cut their stockpiling.

U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower pace in April, held back by weaker hiring and less company stockpiling.

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Business, Pages 23 on 05/02/2013

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