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U.S. industrial production rises 0.4% with boost from auto sector

U.S. industrial production increased 0.4% in November with manufacturing receiving a boost from a rebound in output at auto plants after three months of declines.

The Federal Reserve reported Tuesday that the November gain in industrial output followed an even stronger 0.9% increase in October. Even with the gains, industrial output is still about 5% below its level in February before the pandemic hit.

Manufacturing was up 0.8% in November, its seventh consecutive monthly gain, with last month’s increase boosted by a rebound in auto production. Production of motor vehicles and parts rose 5.3%, the biggest monthly increase since a

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Dow rises slightly as Fed pledges to keep rates low, tech stocks weigh on broader S&P 500

The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small gain on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it will keep interest rates lower over the next few years. However, the broader market S&P 500 struggled as shares of major tech companies declined. 

The 30-stock Dow closed 36.78 points higher, or 0.1%, at 28,032.38. The S&P 500, meanwhile, slid 0.5% to 3,385.49. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.3% to 11,050.47. Both the Dow and S&P 500 hit their session highs after the Fed’s announcement was released, but they quickly gave back those gains. 

Apple dropped nearly 3%. Facebook ended

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