Shares of manufacturing and transportation companies rose after an upward revision of gross-domestic product growth and other strong economic data.
Economic growth as measured by GDP rose at a seasonally and inflation-adjusted annual rate of 3% in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said, the most pronounced growth in more than two years.
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Private employers added 237,000 workers to their ranks in August, according to payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc. and forecasting firm Moody's Analytics. The tally topped economists' projections.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
August 30, 2017 16:57 ET (20:57 GMT)