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A pair of Husqvarna lawn tractors sit in front of a store in Plymouth, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. A slump in demand for autos and primary metals pushed orders for long-lasting manufactured goods down in August following a big increase in July. The August setback underscored that the manufacturing sector has slowed in response to weak consumer demand. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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