Manufacturing activity in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s region “eased slightly” in December, while expectations for future activity improved, according to the bank’s monthly manufacturing survey, released Thursday.

The composite index reversed to negative 4 in December from positive 4 in November, while the production index fell to negative 8 from zero.

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