ACCKKK! But I Was Promised a Bush Boom!

From Holden:

More evidence of a sucky end to 2005.

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index fell to 54.2 in December, less than the 57.5 reading expected by economists and off from a reading of 58.1 in November. That means growth in the industrial sector continued, but at a slower pace.

In addition, the Commerce Department reported that construction spending rose 0.2 percent in November, far less than 0.7 percent gain expected.