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LATEST US DATA

Factory activity growth slips in October: Markit

Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators gauge of outlook for next 3-6 mths up 0.8%

New York

THE US manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.

Financial data firm Markit said that its preliminary or "flash" US Manufacturing