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NEWS BRIEFS

Morris Marks House on the Move

Its relocation is scheduled for Sept. 30 and will take approximately two days ...

Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

Onsite mammograms, music, food, health information, and fun ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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Trump Can’t Deport the American “Dreamers” Without a Fight

Julianne Malveaux criticizes President Trump’s approach to immigration, the dreamers and DACA. ...

What You Should Know about the Equifax Data Breach

Charlene Crowell, the communications deputy director for the Center for Responsible Lending, reports on the Equifax data breach which...

Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

Jeff Tryens reflects on life in Central Oregon ...

We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Chris Isidore CNN Money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Activity at U.S. factories continued to pick up in August, another sign of a recovery in global manufacturing.

A closely watched manufacturing index from the Institute of Supply Management edged up to 55.7 from 55.4 in July. Economists had been forecasting a modest decline.

Instead the reading was the third straight month of growth after the purchasing managers' index fell to 49 in May. Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector.

The report follows comparable reports Monday that showed a rebound in Chinese manufacturing, and the fourth straight month of growth at factories across the euro zone. Manufacturing in Italy and Spain enjoyed the best growth in more than two years.

Tuesday's U.S. manufacturing reading showed the new orders index jumping by nearly 5 percentage points to a reading of 63.2

The report also follows last week's government reading that showed stronger economic growth in the second quarter than previously estimated. And it comes ahead of the key August jobs report due out this Friday. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com forecast that employers added 177,000 jobs in the month, up from the 162,000 gain reported for July.

 

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