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Ahead of the Bell: Factory Orders

Businesses likely purchased more machinery, computers and other manufactured goods, boosting U.S. factory orders in March. Full story

Durable goods orders rebounded in March

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. Full story

Weekly jobless claims tally down slightly

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, suggesting the labor market healing is becoming entrenched and employers may be stepping up hiring. Full story

February durable goods orders fall 0.9 percent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods unexpectedly fell in February after a strong showing in January, a government report showed on Thursday, hinting at decelerating manufacturing activity. Full story

Durable goods orders rose in January

New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose in January as aircraft bookings rocketed. Full story

Durable goods orders sank in December

New orders for U.S. manufactured goods fell unexpectedly by 2.5 percent in December, a government report showed on Thursday. Full story

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Wall Street closes the week on a solid high

Stocks manage to end day with slight gains

Factory orders post moderate increase


  Manufacturing Growing Pains

Durable goods orders rise, but business spending drops, with Jerry Jasinowski, National Assoc. of Manufacturers.

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