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Chicago PMI up, but misses the mark in March

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.

The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago Business Barometer edged up in March after a sharp decline the previous month, but fell below expectations for a bounce back.

The measure hit 46.3 this month, slightly above February's 45.8. The figure compares to the 51.5 that was expected by economists in a Reuters poll.