WASHINGTON (AP) -- In more signs of the far-reaching impact of the country's recession, the government reported today that output at the nation's factories fell again in November but the spreading economic weakness helped keep consumer inflation in check.
The Federal Reserve said output at the country's factories, mines and utilities was down 0.3 percent last month, the 13th decline in the past 14 months, with weakness in all major categories.
A second report Friday showed that the economic downturn does have at least one benefit -- it is keeping inflation well in check.
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