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Posted: September 4, 2014 at 2:24 a.m.

N.C. buyer acquires Lighthouse for Blind Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind has been purchased by Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, and the combination of the two operations will create what is being described as the country's largest agency for the blind.

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In this Aug. 7, 2014 photo, a worker assembles construction supplies at Northeast Building Products in Philadelphia. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for August on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

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