WASHINGTON - President Bush yesterday renewed pressure on the Federal Reserve for lower interest rates to help spur what he called "anemic growth" in the U.S. economy.

Mr. Bush's appeal for lower rates, in an interview on the CBS "This Morning program," came shortly before a report from purchasing managers showed that the manufacturing sector lost some momentum last month.

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