9/30/2011 10:05:00 AM
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Manufacturing activity in the Chicago area rose in September, the Institute for Supply Management-Chicago said Friday.
The groupâ€™s business barometer increased to 60.4 this month, from 56.5 in August. Readings over 50 signal expansion.
Economists had forecast the gauge would drop to 55, Bloomberg reported.
Chicago is a major center of U.S. manufacturing, which is one of truckingâ€™s largest and most important customers.
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