Chicago Fed Sept Midwest factory index edges lower


NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank said on Monday its Midwest manufacturing index was lower in September, hurt by weakness in the auto and steel sectors. The index slipped to a seasonally adjusted 105.2 from a downwardly revised 105.4 in August, originally reported at 105.6. Compared with a year earlier, Midwest output was up 0.5 percent, versus a 1.6 percent national increase. Midwest auto sector production declined 1.2 percent in September following August's ...

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