U.S. manufacturing activity hit its highest level in 3-1/2 years last month and pending home sales contracts

 
U.S. manufacturing activity hit its highest level in 3-1/2 years last month and pending home sales contracts
U.S. manufacturing activity hit its highest level in 3-1/2 years last month and pending home sales contracts unexpectedly surged in September, allaying fears the economy's budding recovery would falter. REUTERS/Graphic