US industrial production grew modest 0.1 percent in October

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US industrial production grew modest 0.1 percent in October
FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo United Auto Workers' assemblyman Charles Patterson installs trim on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. On Friday, Nov. 16, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for October. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industry expanded as a slower pace in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production.

The Federal Reserve says that industrial production rose a modest 0.1 percent last month following a 0.2 percent advance in September and a sizable 0.8 percent advance in August.

The Fed says that recent hurricanes lowered production by a slight amount in both September and October.

Factory output was up 0.3 percent in October, matching the previous month despite a big drop in auto production.

The economy has been growing at a solid rate this year. But there are concerns that the strong dollar and rising trade tensions could hurt future export sales.