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October durable goods orders fell 0.7 percent

WASHINGTON — Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second straight month in October. While much of the weakness came from a big drop in demand for commercial aircraft, a key category that tracks business investment spending fell ...

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Economy grew at slower 1 pct. rate this spring

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent annual pace this spring, a slower rate than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk of another recession. Fewer exports and ...

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Durable goods orders fall 2.1 percent in June

WASHINGTON — Businesses cut back on orders for aircraft, autos, heavy machinery and computers in June, sending demand for long-lasting manufactured goods lower for the second month in the past three. Orders for durable goods fell 2.1 percent last month, ...

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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 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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Durable goods orders fall 0.9 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Companies trimmed their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, buying fewer computers, machines and primary metals. Durable-goods orders fell 0.9 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. It was the fourth decline in the past five ...

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Factory orders up in January, helped by airplanes

WASHINGTON — Businesses ordered more manufactured goods from U.S. factories in January, but excluding a big surge in demand for airplanes, the rise in demand was the smallest in three months. The Commerce Department says that excluding the volatile transportation ...

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Consumers spend and earn more, layoffs slow

WASHINGTON — Americans earned more and spent more last month, and the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than two years. At the same time, demand for long-lasting manufactured goods ...

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