US factory output rises for 5th straight month in June, boosting economy after dismal 1Q

  • by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 16, 2014 - 9:35 AM

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. The modest gain underscored manufacturing's role in helping return the economy to growth after a grim first quarter.

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