Industrial production rose 0.4% in March after a revised 1.1% gain in February, first reported as a 0.8% increase, while capacity utilization edged up to 78.5% from an unrevised 78.3% in February, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.

The February gain in industrial production was higher than the 0.2% increase projected by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, and the increase in capacity utilization was above the 78.4% predicted.

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