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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.

Factory Output Inches Up in May

U.S. factory output barely increased in May after two months of declines, a sign that manufacturing is providing little support for the economy.

May Auto Sales Bolster U.S. Economy

Higher discounts at some automakers, rising pickup truck sales and increasing consumer confidence pushed up car sales in May, giving the overall economy a shot in the arm.

April Retail Sales Unexpectedly Rise

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in April as households bought automobiles, building materials and a range of other goods, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.

Toyota's Comeback Gains Momentum

Toyota's quarterly profit more than doubled in its latest quarter as cost cuts and better sales worked with a weakening yen to add momentum to the automaker's comeback.