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The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a reading of 7. The gauge dropped even as orders climbed to the highest level in seven months, indicating production will probably pick up next month. The budget and debt-ceiling standoff in Washington may have shaken confidence within manufacturing, which makes up about 12 percent of the economy. A lot of manufacturers uncertainty can be blamed on the fiscal brinkmanship, rather than a deterioration in fundamentals, said Ryan Sweet , a senior economist at Moodys Analytics Inc. in West Chester , Pennsylvania, who projected the index would drop to 1. The improvement in new orders is reason for optimism. Stock futures were little changed, after a four-day rally took the Standard & Poors 500 Index to a three-week high, as investors weighed budget-talk developments. The contract on the S&P 500 maturing in December dropped less than 0.1 percent to 1,703 at 8:55 a.m. in New York. Survey Results Octobers estimates for the so-called Empire State index in the Bloomberg survey of 51 economists ranged from minus 2 to 10. The headline reading is a separate question rather than a compilation of subcomponents and is therefore sometimes considered a gauge of underlying sentiment. The measure of new orders increased in October to 7.8, the highest since March, from 2.4 the previous month. A gauge of shipments declined to 13.1 from a 16-month high of 16.4 in September. Factory managers said inventories were little changed this month after climbing in September for the first time in more than a year. Stronger orders and weaker inventories is not exactly a bad combination for the production outlook, Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research LLC in New York, said in a report.

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Bringing on a pitcher like Wilson would be a younger option for the Mets (entering his age-32 season in ’14), but possibly cheaper, as well. Hawkins has stated he wants to return to Flushing, but his recent performance could alter his price. With only 18 regular-season appearances and a handful in October, Wilson will still be looking to build his value. There was mutual interest between the right-hander and Alderson to work out a deal last winter, but his velocity wasn’t worth a guaranteed deal at the time. His fastball velocity has been clocked around 93 miles per hour, near his pre-surgery speed. Wilson would be a great fit in New York because of his personality. He was intrigued at the chance of playing in a big market like New York City. His eccentric personality would make for interesting interviews with the media, as well as keeping the mood in the clubhouse light — a tough thing to do during a long season. He’d bring the confidence and swagger needed to succeed in any role he’s given, whether he’s the fill-in closer or regular setup man. With plenty of young arms occupying spots in the bullpen, they could learn a lot from Wilson over the course of a season. Matt Musico’s Mets opinion has been featured on MLB Trade Rumors, MetsBlog, Amazin’ Avenue, Mets Merized Online, and Rising Apple. He currently serves as the Executive Editor of MetsMinors.net .

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