U.S. factory output down 0.4%

Federal Reserve cites January decline in auto manufacturing

Posted: February 16, 2013 at 3:26 a.m.

An autoworker heads toward a seat for a Titan pickup at Nissan’s Canton, Miss., production line. U.S. factory production slowed in January, the Federal Reserve said.

U.S. factories slowed production in January after two solid months of cranking out goods. The weakness mainly reflected a big drop in output at auto factories that is likely temporary.

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Business, Pages 27 on 02/16/2013