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February 26, 2015

Chart of the Day

— In an early sign that the “dysfunction that created tremendous uncertainty recently is now filtering through the economy,” Walter Kurtz provides this chart of October manufacturing output from Markit showing the “First fall in US manufacturing output since 2009.”

“Just to put this into perspective… the Eurozone manufacturing output growth is now stronger than it is in the US.”

Financial Times: “Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, blamed the federal government shutdown for the deceleration in growth, saying ‘the disruptions and uncertainty caused by the crisis hit companies hard’.”

  • bpai99

    Benghazi! Benghazi! That’s all that matters – ask the GOP.

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