Output at U.S. factories falls after biggest gain this year

U.S. FACTORY OUTPUT declined 0.4% in July, according to the Federal Reserve. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
U.S. FACTORY OUTPUT declined 0.4% in July, according to the Federal Reserve. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
WASHINGTON – United States factory output retreated in July after rising a month earlier by the most this year, signaling manufacturing is having trouble gaining momentum against a backdrop of lackluster global demand and a trade war with China. The 0.4% decline in manufacturing output followed an upwardly revised 0.6% advance in the prior month,…

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