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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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SEC requires uniform system for U.S. stock exchanges

WASHINGTON — U.S. stock exchanges and markets must establish a uniform system for tracking all orders and trades under a rule approved Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the requirement is intended to make it easier for the government ...

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Factory activity grew more slowly in May

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing grew more slowly in May, hampered weaker hiring and declining production. But a measure of new orders rose to a 13-month high, suggesting factory activity will pick up in June. The Institute for Supply Management, a ...

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U.S. durable goods orders up 0.2 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting factory goods edged up slightly in April. But a measure of tracks business investment spending fell for a second straight month. Durable goods orders increased 0.2 percent last month after a 3.7 percent decline in ...

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Factory orders fell in March by most in 3 years

WASHINGTON — Demand for U.S. factory goods dropped in March by the most in three years, driven lower by a sharp fall in volatile orders for commercial aircraft. Still, more recent data suggest the decline may be temporary. The Commerce ...

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Manufacturing grows at fastest pace since June

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace in 10 months. New orders, production and a measure of hiring all rose. The strength at U.S. factories suggests the economy is healthier than recent data had indicated. That’s ...

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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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Factories grow for 17th straight month in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers produced more goods and booked more orders last month, a trade group says, leading to the fastest growth in factory activity since May. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of manufacturing activity rose to ...

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