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Traffic blocked for Highway 42 northbound at I-43 intersection due to tipped tanker truck

TOWN OF SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) -  Traffic is closed to part of the I-43/Highway 42 intersection due to a tipped tanker truck at one of the roundabouts. The incident occurred around 9:45 this morning on the south roundabout, the one closer to Texas Roadhouse and Hardees.  Sheboygan County Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Tuttle said the situation is not hazardous and no major leakage from the tanker is taking place. For now, all traffic on Highway 42 towards Howards Grove at the roundabout is clo...

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New York factory growth slows in October to weakest since May: NY Fed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of growth in New York state's manufacturing sector slipped this month to its slowest since May, but business optimism stayed strong, a report from the New York Federal Reserve showed on Tuesday.

The New York Fed's "Empire State" general business conditions index fell to 1.52 from 6.29 in September. Economists in a Reuters poll had forecast an index of 7.00.

The New York Fed said the results suggested "that conditions were little changed over the month." A reading above zero indicates expansion.

The new orders index advanced to 7.75 from 2.35, but shipments dipped to 13.12 from 16.43.

Labor market conditions slowed, with the index for the number of employees dipping to 3.61 from 7.53 in September. The average employee workweek index gained to 3.61 from 1.08.

Firms' brighter outlook held steady into October. The index of six-month business conditions edged up to 40.76 from 40.64, which "conveyed strong optimism about future business conditions," the New York Fed statement noted.

The survey of manufacturing plants in the state is one of the earliest monthly guideposts to U.S. factory conditions.

(Reporting by Luciana Lopez; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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