Manufacturing activity exceeds estimates
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 3:25 PM
A measure of manufacturing activity nationally accelerated in September to the highest point in more than two years, continuing a series of mostly strong readings from the factory sector, MarketWatch reported. The Institute for Supply Management said its purchasing managers index rose to 56.2 percent from 55.7 percent in August, topping the 55 percent expected in a MarketWatch-compiled economist poll. That's the highest level since April 2011.