Japan factory output up 2 pct, CPI stops falling

Associated Press
Japan factory output up 2 pct, CPI stops falling

Shoppers make a line on the stairs for a cashier at a department store in Tokyo Friday, June 28, 2013. Japan got a dose of upbeat economic news Friday when the government said industrial production rose 2 percent in May from April, the fourth straight monthly increase, while the most-watched consumer price index stopped falling for the first time in seven months. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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