Japan manufacturing, hiring rise in March

Associated Press
Japan manufacturing, hiring rise in March

Automobiles for export and import park at a port in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Japan's manufacturing improved slightly in March, with factory output rising 0.2 percent, while the jobless rate also fell slightly. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday that the figures, the fourth straight monthly increase, suggest the economy is poised for recovery. It cited strength in chemicals, electrical components, telecommunications equipment and steam turbines. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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