Survey Points to Slow Economic Growth in the Midwest; Kansas Suffering More than Missouri

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The drought, growing concerns about the U.S. economy and slowing demand for exports combined to dampen economic growth in August in a Midwest region that includes Kansas and Missouri.

The monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index, which was released Tuesday, came in below growth neutral for a second month in a row, the first time that has happened since July 2009. The overall index, compiled by Creighton University in Omaha, rose to 49.7 in August from 48.7 in July. June’s figure was 57.2. Read more on Kansas City Star.

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