FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, machine operator Ed Snyder works in the cell assembly line at General Electric's battery plant in Schenectady, N.Y. U.S. The Institute for Supply Management, a... more 
FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, machine operator Ed Snyder works in the cell assembly line at General Electric's battery plant in Schenectady, N.Y. U.S. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, announced Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, that manufacturing shrank for the second straight month in July, further evidence of an economy growing at a sluggish pace. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mike Groll
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 1:12 PM EDT