Chicago PMI fell to a reading of 63.6 in August from 65.5 in the prior month, MNI Indicators said. Any reading above 50 indicates improving conditions. Economists had expected a reading of 63.8, according to Econoday. This is the last regional manufacturing report ahead of the national Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index, due next Tuesday. Other regional factory reports were also flat-to-down in August.
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