iOS app Android app More

News Summary: Factory output up slight 0.1 percent

stumbleupon: News Summary: Factory output up slight 0.1 percent   digg: US Works With Sudan Government Suspected Of Aiding Genocide   reddit: News Summary: Factory output up slight 0.1 percent   del.icio.us: News Summary: Factory output up slight 0.1 percent

The Associated Press | June 14, 2013 04:05 PM EST | AP


FACTORY OUTPUT: U.S. factories increased their output just 0.1 percent in May from April after declines the previous two months. Factories made more autos and computers last month, but produced less furniture and primary metals.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION: Total industrial production, which covers manufacturing, mining and utilities, was unchanged in May after a 0.4 percent drop in April.

OUTLOOK: Manufacturing has struggled this year. Weak economies overseas are buying fewer U.S.-made goods. And American businesses have reduced their pace of investment in areas such as equipment and computer software.