December ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Surges To 57.1

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Headline number: 57.1Expectations: 55.7

Analysis: Last month, the ISM non-manufacturing number came in higher than expected, at 55. That was the highest reading in 6 months.

Now we’ve beaten that, so things continue to look good, particularly when considering this morning’s positive jobs number.

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