Mar 16, 2016
Strong demand for machinery and steel led U.S. factories to increase production in February, according to Federal Reserve data that suggested a manufacturing slowdown could be easing.
Data released on Wednesday showed U.S. factory output rose 0.2 percent last month, which was a little stronger than the 0.1 percent gain expected by economists in a Reuters poll.
Overall industrial output fell 0.5 percent during the month, dragged lower by sagging oil production and a drop in utilities output.
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