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Core wholesale inflation jumps in July

WASHINGTON — A key measure of wholesale inflation rose in July by the most in six months. The measure, called core wholesale inflation, excludes volatile food and energy prices. It surged 0.4 percent last month. But most economists say they ...

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Weak dollar gives U.S. factories a lift

WASHINGTON — The nation’s manufacturing sector has expanded this year at the fastest pace in a quarter-century, boosted by a weak dollar that has made U.S. goods cheap overseas. Strong factory production could help the economy rebound after experiencing weak ...

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Manufacturing expanding, but raw materials are rising

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers expanded at the fastest pace in nearly seven years last month, but a sudden rise in the price of raw materials could threaten their profits. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of ...

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