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By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Growth in U.S. factory activity slowed more than expected in September even as private sector job growth accelerated, signs of an uneven expansion in the U.S. economy. The Institute for Supply Management said on Wednesday its index of national factory activity dropped to 56.6 last month, its lowest level since June. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. Analysts have been warning U.S. factories could feel a chill from soft demand in the global economy and from recent strength in the U.S. dollar, and the ISM data could be an indication of this. Still, ...
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday ordered Pennsylvania flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in honor of a state trooper who was accidentally shot and killed during a gun training exercise at a safety facility.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.