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2009-10-02 10:09:41

New orders for manufactured U.S. goods fell in August, after four consecutive months of increases, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday. New orders fell 0.8 percent, of $2.8 billion, to $352.9 billion, following a 0.3 percent increase in July, the bureau said. Unfilled orders, down 11 consecutive months, dropped 0.4 percent to $736.8 billion. Shipments of durable goods also fell, down 1.4 percent to $171.3 billion after two consecutive months of increases. Non-durable goods shipments...

2009-08-05 11:13:21

New orders for manufactured U.S. goods rose in June for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday. New orders have increased four of the past five months, following a six-month downward trend that ended in February. New orders rose 0.4 percent, or $1.4 billion, to $349 billion, the government said. Economists had predicted a drop of 0.8 percent. The report firms up numbers previously released, but provides new information on non-durable orders, which rose 2.7...

2009-07-29 10:45:55

U.S. durable goods orders fell further than expected in June, dropping 2.5 percent, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. New orders for products intended to last at least three years fell after two months of increases. In May, new orders rose 1.3 percent. Economists expected a 1.7 percent drop in June. But orders for planes, trains and automobiles fell sharply. Excluding transportation, new orders rose 1.1 percent in the month. Shipments of durable goods fell slightly, but for the 11th...

2009-07-02 10:32:30

New orders for manufactured U.S. goods rose in May for the third month of the last four, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. New orders increased 1.2 percent, or $4.1 billion, to $347.9 billion, the government said. The report firms up numbers previously released, giving it marginal impact on U.S. stock markets, which turned lower Thursday after the Labor Department said unemployment rose from 9.4 percent to 9.5 percent in June. The report includes new information on non-durable orders,...

2009-06-24 12:10:50

U.S. durable goods orders rose for the third month out of the last four, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Wednesday. New orders for manufactured durable goods -- products expected to last more than three years -- rose 1.8 percent in the month to $163.9 billion. Shipments of durable goods fell for the 10th consecutive month, the longest continued downturn since 1992. Shipments fell 2.1 percent to $169.9 billion. Unfilled orders, down for eight consecutive months, dropped 0.3 percent to...

2009-06-03 12:21:30

New orders for manufactured U.S. goods rose in April, increasing 0.7 percent, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday. The increase fell short of forecasts. Economists predicted growth of 0.9 percent during the month. In April, new orders reached $344.4 billion. As of April, new orders were up for two of the past three months. In March, orders fell 1.9 percent, the bureau said, sharply revising their previous estimate of a 0.9 percent decline. In the latest month, durable goods orders rose...

2009-05-28 10:53:13

New orders for durable goods rose in April, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Thursday. New orders for manufactured products expected to last more than three years rose 1.9 percent to $161.5 billion. It was the second rise in the past three months following a 2.1 percent decrease in March. Shipments of durable goods fell for the ninth consecutive month, falling 0.2 percent to $174.2 billion. Inventories, down four straight months, fell 0.8 percent to $327 billion, following a 1.7 percent...

2009-04-02 10:44:42

New orders for manufactured U.S. goods increased for the first time in seven months in February, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. New orders rose 1.8 percent, or $6.1 billion, to $352.2 billion, the government said. Durable goods, comprised of items expected to last three years or more, rose 3.5 percent or $5.6 billion to $164.7 billion after a 7.8 percent decline posted in January. Non-durable goods orders rose 0.3 percent or $0.5 billion to $187.4 billion. Factory shipments for...

2009-03-25 09:27:04

Durable goods orders rose in the United States in February for the first time in six months, climbing after a sharp decline in January, the government said. New orders for manufactured durable goods -- products expected to last more than three years -- rose 3.4 percent to $165.6 billion in February after falling 7.3 percent in the previous month. New orders for non-defense and defense orders both rose, increasing 7.4 percent and 35.3 percent, respectively. The figures, well ahead of market...

2009-03-05 11:09:52

New orders for manufactured U.S. goods fell for the sixth consecutive month in January, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. New orders fell 1.9 percent, continuing the longest streak of decreases since 1992 but breaking from the sharp decline in December, when new orders fell 4.9 percent. New orders in January fell by $6.9 billion to $351 billion with a 4.5 percent drop in durable goods orders, similar to December's durable goods decline of 4.6 percent. Non-durable goods orders rose in...