Japan's factory output rises 2 percent, core CPI stops falling amid improving economic outlook

  • by: MALCOLM FOSTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 28, 2013 - 2:50 AM

TOKYO — Japan got a dose of upbeat economic news Friday when the government said industrial production rose 2 percent in May from April, the fourth straight monthly increase, while the most-watched consumer price index stopped falling for the first time in seven months.

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