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Businesses cut orders for durable goods in April

WASHINGTON — Businesses cut back on their orders for heavy machinery, computers, autos and airplanes in April, reducing demand for long-lasting manufactured goods by the largest amount in six months. Orders for durable goods fell 3.6 percent, and a key ...

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Businesses see bounce from Schaefer funeral

Onlookers crowded along Charles Street on Wednesday to watch the funeral procession for William Donald Schaefer, snarling traffic but providing a nearly captive audience for some nearby businesses. Police officers in dress uniforms and security personnel for the dignitaries in ...

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Businesses boosted durable-goods orders in March

WASHINGTON — Businesses increased their orders for heavy machinery, computers, autos and steel in March, boosting demand for long-lasting manufactured goods for a third straight month. Orders for durable goods rose 2.5 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. ...

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Businesses boost stockpiles for 14th month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles in February for a 14th straight month and sales increased for an eighth consecutive month. The gains suggest factory orders will rise in the coming months. Business inventories rose 0.5 percent ...

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Job openings rise to highest point since Sept. 2008

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses in February posted the largest number of job openings in more than two years, evidence that hiring is picking up as the economy grows. The Labor Department said Wednesday that employers advertised 3.1 million available jobs ...

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November inventories see decline but sales rise

WASHINGTON — Businesses at the wholesale level trimmed their stockpiles in November for the first time in nearly a year, even though sales rose for a fifth consecutive month. The Commerce Department says wholesale inventories dipped 0.2 percent in November, ...

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