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Jul 15, 2010 11:04 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Economy still struggling to recover

The latest economic reports contain new signs that the recovery remains tepid.

Regional manufacturing indexes in New York and Philadelphia plummeted this month, but a national report showed modest growth in industrial output nationwide.

The government also reported that first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell, but that was largely because of seasonal factors.

Mortgage rates remain at record lows.

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