Markit Final October U.S. Manufacturing PMI Slips To 55.9

The final reading of Markit's U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index was 55.9 in October, down from the flash reading of 56.2 and well below September's 57.9. The final reading is the lowest since August. Any readings above 50 indicate expansion. The similarly constructed Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index is due at 10 a.m.

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