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Manufacturing Production in U.S. Rises for Sixth Straight Month

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Output at U.S. manufacturers rose in February for a sixth consecutive month, underscoring a sustained rebound in the industry.

The 0.5 percent gain at factories, which make up 75 percent of overall industrial output, matched the prior month’s advance, marking the best back-to-back performance in three years, a Federal Reserve report showed Friday. Total industrial production, which includes mines and utilities, was unchanged as warm weather reduced demand for heating.