factory output

Factory Output Inches Up in May

U.S. factory output barely increased in May after two months of declines, a sign that manufacturing is providing little support for the economy.

Automakers Drive U.S. Factory Output Higher in April

U.S. factory output increased in April, helped by a gain in auto production. Busier factories have driven stronger hiring this year and helped the economy grow. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory production rose 0.6% in April, erasing a 0.5% decline in March.

Factory Output Jumps 0.7% in January

U.S. factories boosted output last month and December ended up being their best month of growth in five years. Strong auto sales and growing business investment in machinery and other equipment are keeping factories busy and helping the economy grow.

Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace Since June

U.S. factories grew in January at the fastest pace in seven months, boosted by a rise in new orders. And builders ended a poor year for construction by spending more on homes and projects for the fifth straight month. The reports bolster other data showing the U.S. economy started the year strong.

U.S. Manufacturing Output Rises 0.5%, the Most Since July

The nation%u2019s manufacturing recovery accelerated in October as factory output jumped 0.5%, the Federal Reserve said. Overall industrial output was flat in the month, but the typical autumn plunge in utilities output skewed the top-line stat lower.

U.S. Factories
Kept Humming
in August

Retail and housing are lingering concerns, but the nation's factory sector isn't ready to concede economic defeat yet. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index unexpectedly rose 1.8 points in August to 56.3.