Manufacturing activity in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s region “edged higher in October, and expectations for future activity rebounded after easing somewhat the past few months,” according to the bank’s monthly manufacturing survey released Thursday.

The composite index increased to 8 in October from 6 in September, while the production index doubled to 6 from 3, the volume of shipments index rose to 7 from 3, and the volume of new orders index slipped to 3 from 5.

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