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Durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for aircraft and stronger business investment. The gains suggest economic growth may be holding steady this spring. Orders for durable goods, items expected to last ...

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Factory orders signal investment surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. orders for machinery and other factory goods that signal business investment surged in January, indicating confidence in the economy. The Commerce Department said Wednesday orders for so-called core capital goods, which also include equipment and computers, rose ...

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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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Factory orders increased 0.7 percent in May

WASHINGTON — Companies placed more orders with U.S. factories in May from April, demanding more computers, machinery and other equipment that signal investment plans. The increase is a welcome sign after two months of declining factory orders. Still, factory orders ...

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U.S. orders for long-lasting goods rise 2.2 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies ordered more long-lasting goods last month, showing businesses are willing to buy equipment and machinery even after an investment tax credit was halved. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders for durable goods rose 2.2 percent ...

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Durable goods orders in U.S. fell in September

WASHINGTON — Companies ordered more heavy machinery, computers and other long-lasting manufactured goods in September, a positive sign for the sluggish economy. The Commerce Department says overall demand for durable goods fell 0.8 percent. But that was largely because of ...

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Businesses boost orders for equipment, machinery

WASHINGTON — Companies ordered more machinery, computers and communication equipment in August, a positive sign for the slumping U.S. economy. An increase in demand for those kind of longer-lasting factory goods suggests businesses are sticking with their investment plans, despite ...

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