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Eurozone industrial output fell sharply in October, the latest sign that a very modest recovery from recession is struggling to gain traction, official data showed Thursday. Industrial output in the 17-nation eurozone slumped 1.1 percent in October compared with September when it fell a revised 0.2 percent, the Eurostat statistics agency said. In the full 28-member European Union, industrial production dropped 0.7 percent after a marginal gain of 0.1 percent in September, Eurostat said. Compared with October 2012, eurozone industrial output, a broad measure of manufacturing activity, was up 0.2 percent while the EU gained 0.8 percent.