U.S. factory output rose in May amid trade war uncertainty

UNITED STATES manufacturing output rose 0.2% in May after falling 0.5% in the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
UNITED STATES manufacturing output rose 0.2% in May after falling 0.5% in the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
WASHINGTON – United States factory production expanded in May for the first time since December on gains across sectors that signal the manufacturing sector is holding up amid trade uncertainty. Manufacturing output rose 0.2% after falling 0.5% in the prior month, according to Federal Reserve data Friday that matched the estimate in Bloomberg’s survey of…

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