* Weak consumer demand takes toll on manufacturers * Growth in emerging markets likely to slow * Companies considering more job cuts By Suzi Parker and Scott Malone FORT SMITH, Ark./BOSTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - When Whirlpool Corp closes its refrigerator factory in Fort Smith, Arkansas next year, the plant's 974 workers will lose their jobs. They will not be the only ones who will feel the pain. The repercussions of the closing will ripple through the state's second-largest city, ...
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