WASHINGTON—U.S. factories expanded last month at the fastest pace since June 2011. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its manufacturing index rose to 55.7 in August from 55.4 in July. That topped the index’s 12-month average of 52.
TUSCALOOSA, AL—Employees at the Faurecia Interior Systems assembly plant here rejected a unionization proposal from the UAW by a vote of 86-62 on Thursday. The facility makes subassemblies for Volkswagen, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz.