US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as industrial output falls

viernes 15 de mayo de 2015 10:02 GYT
 

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By Tanya Agrawal

May 15 (Reuters) - U.S. shares were little changed on Friday as U.S. industrial production fell for a fifth straight month in April, pointing to a lack of momentum in the economy.

Industrial output slipped 0.3 percent, weighed down by a decline in production by mining companies and utilities. Economists had forecast a rise of 0.1 percent.

Investors have been keeping a close eye on economic data for signs of improvement in the economy in the second quarter after growth slowed to a crawl in the previous quarter.

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher as a selloff in the global bond market eased after purchases by the European Central Bank.   Continuación...