Industrial production rebounded a more-than-expected 0.8% in December after declining in the month of November. Much of the turnaround in factory output may be attributed to a return of cooler winter temperatures. Utility usage jumped 6.6% during alone after three months of decline. Manufacturing activity increased at a more moderate 0.2% pace as a spurt in vehicle production offset weakness in nondurable goods production, mostly paper and chemicals. Business equipment picked up in the information processing sector, which could be a harbinger of better investment going forward.