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Chicago PMI Down in January, Worse Than Forecast

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The latest Chicago Purchasing Manager's Index, or the Chicago Business Barometer, dropped to 44.3 in January from 44.9 in December, marking the fifth straight month in contraction territory. Values above 50.0 indicate expanding manufacturing activity. This reading comes in below the Investing.com forecast of 45.0.

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