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The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far during 2014.
The company told investors to expect a strong fourth quarter thanks to shipments of equipment and better profit margins for its industrial divisions.
Gains in three subsectors, in particular the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, more than offset declines elsewhere.
A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter, despite steady job gains.
The gain was considerably larger than the 0.3 and 0.4 percent rises in July.
The ISA Distributor Index and Manufacturer Index both improved from August, indicating business expanded at a faster pace last month.
The sluggish recovery and meager wage growth has left more Americans renting instead of owning homes.
The low number is the latest signal that companies are cutting fewer workers and hiring could remain healthy.
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the previous month.
An economic slowdown in Europe, China, Japan, and elsewhere should further mute inflationary pressures because it's driving the value of the dollar higher.
The economic slump could spill into the United States, potentially weakening job growth and keeping inflation well below the Fed's target rate.
The International Monetary Fund says China’s surging economic power has surpassed the United States.
The total is up from July but down year-over-year to August 2013.
Each of the three monthly import price decreases was led by falling fuel prices.
The top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.
Wholesale companies restocked their warehouses in August at the fastest pace since April, while sales fell by the most since January.
The decline is attributed to a typical August slowdown due to summer holidays and automotive model change-overs.
The hiring fall, driven by declines in construction and retail, suggests a potential mismatch between the wages employers are willing to pay and the skills of the workers available to be hired.
With consumers looking for always-on shopping opportunities, retailers are starting to invest in technology, supply chain resources, and fulfillment strategies that will provide a seamless experience across all retail sales channels.
Survey respondents forecast an average growth rate of 5.6 percent over the next 12 months, up from 5.2 percent in the second quarter, and 4.2 percent a year ago.
The September PMI indicates growth for the 64th consecutive month in the overall economy and indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 16th consecutive month.
The low level could ratchet up pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise its benchmark interest rate earlier than it plans.
The employment gains come as more firms report having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to fill available positions.
Exports increased, aided by increased sales of petroleum, telecommunications equipment, and industrial engines.
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