* Industrywide cost-cutting has lowered break-even points * Share prices largely discounting a strong recovery * Possible potholes: consumer de-leveraging, property woes By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturers face another tough year in 2010 after spending much of 2009 shrinking their businesses to cope with their worst slump in decades. But most of these companies seem optimistic about their prospects this year, despite signs that the fragile economic ...
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