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A snow plow works to clear a Columbia parking lot as snow blankets the city Thursday morning | Photo by Michael Stacy

Winter Weather Slows Regional Manufacturing Activity



A snow plow works to clear a Columbia parking lot as snow blankets the city Thursday morning | Photo by Michael Stacy
February weather slowed manufacturing in the seven-state region that includes Missouri. | Photo by Michael Stacy

Colder temperatures coupled with lots of ice and snow were to blame for slower manufacturing activity in February in a seven-state region that includes Missouri, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The Fed’s monthly manufacturing index for February read 4. That’s down from January’s 5 and up from December’s -3.

Although the gauge was positive for February, many businesses reported delays and slowdowns.

Read more at the Kansas City Star

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