Autosales-080315.jpg Automakers on Monday reported strong U.S. vehicle sales for the month of July, driven by continued demand for trucks and sport-utility vehicles amid an improving economy, lower gas prices and easy availability of credit. Detroit's Big Three - General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and FCA US, LLC - all reported vehicle sales above analyst expectations.
ISMpmi-080315.jpg Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly grew at a slower rate in the month of July, the Institute for Supply Management revealed in a report on Monday. The ISM said its purchasing managers index dipped to 52.7 in July from 53.5 in June.
ConstructionSpending-080315.jpg Construction spending in the U.S. increased by much less than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The report said construction spending inched up by 0.1 percent to an annual rate of $1.065 trillion in June.
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