US factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months.
Industrial production grew 0.7% in April after a downwardly revised 0.5% increase in March, according to the Federal Reserve. That marked the third straight month of higher production.
The output gain in March was revised higher, also to 0.7 per cent, but the prior months were revised downward, meaning the production gain in the first quarter of the year was 0.6 percentage points lower than previously reported.
Capacity use is still almost 2 percentage points below the economy's historical average dating back to the early 1970s.
Economists polled by IFR Markets projected a 0.6% increase for industrial production and a 78.4% capacity utilization rate. Factory output has increased 1.8% over the past year.
Wednesday's report showed factories boosted production 0.5% in April from a month earlier, as American households step up spending and companies boost investment.
Utilities' output gained 1.9% after increasing 6.1% in March, while mining was 1.1% higher after a 0.8% increase the month before. Production of durable goods decreased 0.5%, while nondurable goods production rose 1.5%. Mining output surged 10.6% from a year earlier. Unusually cold weather in April boosted demand for heating.
Meanwhile NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was favourite to become the next national team coach . His first matches in charge will come against Saudi Arabia on May 28, France on June 1 and the Netherlands on June 4.
They raise bad (LDL) cholesterol level and lower good (HDL) cholesterol levels, which increases risk of heart disease and stroke. The giant Mondelez International is about removing partially hydrogenated oils from their products by the end of the year.
To begin with, Sasha Baron Cohen was supposed to play Mercury, but he stepped down due to "creative differences". After a year in the role, Singer was sacked for behavioural reason, and Dexter Fletcher resumed the post .
Both Niall O'Brien and William Porterfield should have been run out before Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed finally turned to Amir. Boyd Rankin and Tyrone Kane inside edged Abbas's incoming deliveries on to the stumps to hand the pacer his second Test fifer.
We are set and full of energy to convey new impetus to our relations in both political and trade-economic sectors. We will remind that Nikol Pashinyan on April 17 announced the beginning of the "velvet revolution" in Armenia.
He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his teammates. Cano is now on the disabled list after fracturing his hand in the Mariners' 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
The family wishes through its investigation to shed light on this epidemic and how to better the fight to save lives. Since Prince's passing we've seen a reissue of Purple Rain and a greatest hits compilation.
The defender has had a superb season at Newcastle and it is expected that Rafa Benitez will struggle to hold on to his captain. When I made a decision to go to Newcastle and stay there, even in the Championship , it was also because of my family.
Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey has performed well recently but last donned the Three Lions in November 2015. Joe Hart will be left at home by Southgate following a disappointing campaign on loan at West Ham.
Pliskova pierde el control y golpea la silla del árbitro
La sorpresa llegó cuando se acercó a la juez, a quien no solo no saludó, sino que romió la raqueta a golpes contra su silla. Esto le podría costar duras sanciones a la tenista de 26 años por parte de la Federación Internacional de Tenis (ITF).
HTC is creating an Android phone that's powered by blockchain
Of course, as TNW points out, these types of features can already be installed on basically any smartphone already on the market. Honestly, I would find it extremely paradoxical if HTC didn't accept cryptocurrency for its blockchain-powered phone.
CBS sues to head off Redstone's family
Viacom and CBS first split in 2006, and the recent lawsuit comes after months of talks between the two about a potential remerger. National Amusements says it is "outraged" and has no intention of forcing a deal not supported by both companies.
Rep. Himes Questions Trump's Support Of Chinese Telecom Company
A security firm, Kryptowire, disclosed in 2016 that Chinese phones are loaded with software that sends a user's data to Beijing. Given the amount is only 2.5 per cent of China's annual exports, many economists believe the direct impact would be small.
York School budget proposes 0.22 percent tax levy increase
The Rapid City Area School Board approved the preliminary budget for next school year on Monday night at about $221 million. The board would consist of three members of the School Board , two members of the City Council and the Mayor.
Twitter amps up censorship: Hides bad tweets
One important issue we've been working to address is what some might refer to as "trolls". Twitter's troll problem has not improved, despite various measures taken by the company.
Rage 2 gameplay trailer
Between the two I expect we'll see Rage 2 in depth, plus everything else this first teaser is missing: Release date, et cetera. Annoyingly there's no indication as to what quarter of 2019 Rage 2 will arrive, but we'll get our wingsticks ready regardless.
Confirmed Ebola cases in Congo spikes to 39
The global health agency announced last week its plans to send the vaccine, developed in 2016 by the pharmaceutical company Merck. The 393 close contacts now under surveillance for symptoms of Ebola would likely be the first recipients of the vaccine.