In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, Vanessa Lagola works at her sowing machine at FesslerUSA apparel manufacture in Orwigsburg, Pa. U.S. manufacturing expanded for the second straight month in October, boosted by growth in new orders and production. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of factory activity rose last month to 51.7, up from September's reading of 51.5. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, Vanessa Lagola works at her sowing machine at FesslerUSA apparel manufacture in Orwigsburg, Pa. U.S. manufacturing expanded for the second straight month in October, boosted by growth in new orders and production. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of factory activity rose last month to 51.7, up from September's reading of 51.5. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, Vanessa Lagola works at her sowing machine at FesslerUSA apparel manufacture in Orwigsburg, Pa. U.S. manufacturing expanded for the second straight month in October, boosted by growth in new orders and production. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of factory activity rose last month to 51.7, up from September's reading of 51.5. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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