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Manufacturing data in Europe and China was better than expected and the Institute for Supply Managements U.S. manufacturing index rose to an eight-month high. On the jobs front, ADP reported that nonfarm private employment rose 170,000 in January. Dropping unemployment is a good sign for the economy.
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