The Register Star’s Star 60 stock index closed May higher year over year for the 20th straight month, but the index lost ground from April and is up just 4.8 percent so far this year.
The manufacturing heavy Star 60 tracks public companies with significant local operations, including companies such as United Technologies and Wal-Mart Stores.
The index peaked in October 2007 at 875.2. By February 2009, it had fallen to 447.2.
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