Manufacturing index dips to 48.2

Factory production slows as overseas demand wanes

Posted: January 5, 2016 at 2:29 a.m.

A worker carries a roll of sub-flooring for a school bus at an assembly line at Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing center in Fort Valley, Ga., in September. U.S. manufacturing slowed in December, a report Monday said.

Manufacturing in the U.S. contracted in December at the fastest pace in more than six years as factories, hobbled by sluggish global growth, cut workers at the end of 2015.

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