Wall Street Journal (11/21/13) Kathleen Madigan
The flash purchasing managers’ index by data provider Markit rose to 54.3 in November from a final October reading of 51.8, indicating that November U.S. factory expansion is increasing. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.
The Markit subindexes generally improved month-to-month. However, job creation was the second weakest it has been in the past five months.