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Up to the Minute Commentary:
By One Measure, U.S. Manufacturing is Back in Recession
The raw data on American industrial production show that U.S.-based industry is suffering its second technical slump in a little over a year, and that its ballyhooed renaissance is further away than ever.
Closer to Recession than Renaissance
Today's industrial production data were a major embarrassment for President Obama and other manufacturing renaissance cheerleaders. They show that domestic industry could be headed for its second slump in just over a year.