Production gain shows U.S. factories will spur growth

FACTORY PRODUCTION increased 0.6 percent in November, following a 0.5 percent gain in October, in the United States, as U.S. manufacturers built momentum that seems likely to affect the Federal Reserves decision as to when to end its bond-buying program that has been helping the economy weather the effects of the Great Recession. Here, Boeing employees work in the cargo bay of a Boeing Co. C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jet being built in Long Beach, Calif. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON
FACTORY PRODUCTION increased 0.6 percent in November, following a 0.5 percent gain in October, in the United States, as U.S. manufacturers built momentum that seems likely to affect the Federal Reserves decision as to when to end its bond-buying program that has been helping the economy weather the effects of the Great Recession. Here, Boeing employees work in the cargo bay of a Boeing Co. C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jet being built in Long Beach, Calif. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON
WASHINGTON - American assembly lines churned out more cars, electronics and furniture in November, showing manufacturing will help the world’s largest economy strengthen in 2014. Factory production climbed 0.6 percent last month following a 0.5 percent gain in October that was larger than previously estimated, according to figures from the Federal Reserve issued Monday in…

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