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US' Oct manufacturing rises, recovery disruption looms as Covid cases surge

Manufacturing output increased 1.0% last month, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday

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Reuters  |  Washington 

US factory orders tumble 3.3%, biggest drop since August 2014
Factory production remains below its pre-pandemic level. Photo: Reuters

U.S. manufacturing production accelerated in October, though exploding new COVID-19 infections across the country could cause disruptions at factories and leave the recovery in jeopardy.
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Manufacturing output increased 1.0% last month, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. Data for September was revised up to show production at factories gaining 0.1% instead of decreasing 0.3% as previously reported. Factory production remains below its pre-pandemic level. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast manufacturing output rising 1.0% in October.

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First Published: Tue, November 17 2020. 20:32 IST
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