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By The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON — U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months.
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory output rose 0.5 per cent in April after a flat reading in March. In the past year, production has increased a modest 1.8 per cent.