Our October survey results at a glance:
• The leading economic indicator drops to lowest level since May 2009.
• Employment gauge sinks below growth neutral for the third straight month.
• Fallout from the drought and QE3 pushed the wholesale price index to its highest level since March of this year.
• Supply managers expect 2013 holiday sales to grow by only 2 percent from 2012.
A summary is provided in the following video: