• US manufacturing output rises, while past months were revised lower

    11 days ago - By CNBC

    U.S. industrial production was forecast to rise 0.6 percent in April, up marginally from the prior month's 0.5 percent increase.
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  • Industrial Production Increased 0.7% in April

    Industrial Production Increased 0.7% in April

    11 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Fed: Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
    Industrial production rose 0.7 percent in April for its third consecutive monthly increase. The rates of change for industrial production for previous months were revised downward, on net; for the first quarter, output is now reported to have advanced 2.3 percent at an annual rate. After being unchanged in March, manufacturing output rose 0.5 percent in April. The indexes for mining and utilities moved up 1.1 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively. At 107.3 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production in April was 3.5...
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  • US factory production rose a healthy 0.5 percent in April

    11 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months.
    The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory output rose 0.5 percent in April after a flat reading in March. In the past year, production has increased a modest 1.8 percent.
    A broader measure of industrial production, which includes mining and utilities, rose 0.7 percent. Mining output, lifted by higher oil prices, jumped 1.1 percent. Utilities output rose 1.9 percent.
    U.S. manufacturers have benefited from solid consumer...
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