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Economic Report: U.S. industrial production creeps higher in September

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industrial production in the U.S. edged higher in September

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Industrial production rose slightly in September, led by an increase in construction supplies, but there’s little sign of a broad rebound in the offing for struggling manufacturers.

The Federal Reserve on Monday said industrial production grew 0.1% last month. In August, production had fallen a revised 0.5%.

American goods producers are still coping with stern headwinds, however. Industrial production fell again in the second quarter and output is down 1% in the past year.

A combination of slow global growth and a strong dollar has hurt the ability of U.S.

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