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Factory Orders Slump in July

Orders to U.S. factories fell in July by the sharpest amount in four months, held back by weaker demand for commercial aircraft and heavy machinery.

Durable Goods Orders Jump in June

Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June, bolstered by higher aircraft demand and more businesses spending that signals investment plans.

Durable Goods Orders Plummet in March; Aircraft Sales to Blame

Orders for long-lasting factory goods fell by the largest amount in three years last month, mostly because demand for commercial aircraft plunged. But companies also ordered less machinery and other equipment, a sign manufacturing output may slow.

Financial Landscape: Dreary Polls and Tax Loopholes

Nearly 90% of Americans still see owning a home as a key part of the American Dream, but 39% see us in a permanent economic downturn. Meanwhile, Obama has set his sights on closing tax loopholes for businesses and the rich, but the Fed just cut banks a break in new rules on debit card swipe fees.

Yes, Emerging Markets Still Hold Promise

The moods that dictate underlying prices can quickly swing from one extreme to the other and that creates opportunities for investors. For instance, the rush back to domestic markets is leaving opportunity on the table overseas again.