Tax-exempt prices firmed yesterday on the release of the Chicago Purchasing Managers' report, which showed continued anemic economic activity and boosted demand for municipal bonds.

The Chicagoland business barometer fell to 46% in December from 53.2% in November,the Purchasing Management Association of Chicago said.

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