• This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, as the market comes off its best week since early March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stock indexes slip as consumer goods makers fall

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven on Wednesday after mixed reports on China’s manufacturing activity indicated lingering weaknesses in the world’s second-largest economy and U.S. consumer confidence dropped for a second month.

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  • In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016, photo, Kayla Mitchell serves a customer at Good Day Cafe in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, May 27, 2016, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.