Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Factory orders rise 0.7 percent in November

WASHINGTON — Businesses ordered more factory goods in November, responding to stronger consumer demand for household appliances, computers, and furniture. The Commerce Department says that total orders increased 0.7 percent in November. That follows a 0.7 percent drop in October. ...

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Most signs point to moderate, but steady, growth of economy

WASHINGTON — The economy appears to be settling into a period of moderate but enduring growth. Factories are producing more goods, retail prices are low, and the malls are full ahead of the holidays. Still, the housing market remains a ...

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