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U.S. business on an upswing

Specialist Peter Mazza, left, works with traders William Lawrence, center, and Michael Milano on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

"American Industry Picks Up Steam," says the Wall Street Journal:

  • What's new: "U.S. Manufacturing Rides Rising Tide, Buoyed by Global Growth, Optimism: Makers of everything from bulldozers to food products are on an upswing as production, spending and sentiment improve."
  • "[B]usiness investment has risen, a sign companies are spending to increase productivity."
  • "The gains have happened even though important parts of Mr. Trump's manufacturing agenda haven't come to fruition."