U.S. factory output declines by most since April on GM strike

U.S. MANUFACTURING dropped 0.6% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH
U.S. MANUFACTURING dropped 0.6% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH
WASHINGTON - United States manufacturing output slumped in October by the most in six months as an auto workers' strike at General Motors Co. curtailed vehicle production and the trade war continued to weigh on other factories. The 0.6% decline in output followed a 0.5% decrease the previous month, Federal Reserve data showed Friday. Excluding…

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