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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing and services sectors activity stalled in February amid growing concerns about the deadly coronavirus’ impact on the economy, boosting investor demand for safe-haven assets like government bonds. FILE PHOTO: A production line employee works at the AMES Companies shovel manufacturing factory in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, U.S. on June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Tim Aeppel/File Photo. Despite the downbeat report from IHS Markit on Friday, the longest economic expansion on record, now in its 11th year, likely remains on track. Other timely data such as weekly claims for unemployment benefits have remained low. In addition, regional manufacturing surveys have been upbeat in February. Full story

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