The S&P 500 gained 0.4 percent yesterday after a report from the Institute for Supply Management showed manufacturing grew faster than forecast last month. The Labor Department will probably say Sept. 6 that U.S. payrolls rose by 180,000 in August, up from 162,000 in July, according to the median estimate of 85 economists in a Bloomberg survey.
Nine of the 10 main S&P 500 industries advanced today, with only utility shares retreating.

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