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A job seeker (C) talks to an exhibitor at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in Denver April 9, 2013. Over 700 registered for the event with over 30 health care providers represented.
A job seeker (C) talks to an exhibitor at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in Denver April 9, 2013. Over 700 registered for the event with over 30 health care providers represented.
(Rick Wilking/Reuters)

SCOTT BARLOW

As ISM report goes (down), so goes U.S. payroll report

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The Institute for Supply Management survey of U.S. purchasing managers was reported above expectations Wednesday, but the underlying reading on employment provided an ominous omen for the month’s most important data point – Friday’s Non-Farm Payroll.