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U.S. factory orders unchanged in December

U.S. companies boosted their orders in November for manufactured goods that reflect investment plans even though total orders were unchanged for the month. The Commerce Department says factory orders were flat in November, compared with October when orders had risen ...

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Factory orders fall on sharp decline in aircraft

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August, mostly because of a sharp drop in volatile aircraft orders. The decline offset an increase in orders that reflect corporate investment plans. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders fell ...

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Factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June

WASHINGTON — Companies placed fewer orders with U.S. factories in June from May, signaling further weakness with manufacturing. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June, the third decline in four months. Orders for core ...

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Manufacturing shrinks for first time in 3 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, adding to signs that economic growth is weakening. Production declined, and the number of new orders plunged, according to a monthly report released Monday by ...

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Cloud, web hold potential for large energy savings

WASHINGTON — A new report from a Washington-based nonprofit says technology and the internet hold the potential for large energy savings by networking homes, buildings, factories, transportation systems and other energy users. The report was released Tuesday by the American ...

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