industrial output

Manufacturing Rose 1.1% Last Month on Rebound from Sandy

U.S. factories rebounded in November from Superstorm Sandy, boosting production of cars, equipment and appliances. The Fed says factory output increased 1.1 percent from October, offsetting a 1 percent decline from the month before, which was blamed on the storm.

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.