Chicago Fed National Activity Index at -0.22 vs -0.5 expected

A worker making parts for industrial coffee grinding equipment at the Modern Process Equipment manufacturing facility in Chicago.
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A worker making parts for industrial coffee grinding equipment at the Modern Process Equipment manufacturing facility in Chicago.

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The U.S. December Chicago Fed National Activity Index narrowed to -0.22 from the revised -0.36 the previous month. The index was expected to come in at at -0.5.

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