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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.

Week in Preview: Discover, Oracle and Tiffany Earnings

Oracle, Discover and Tiffany are all expected to report year-over-year growth for their most recent quarters this week. Meanwhile, many will be looking for an updated snapshot of the housing market, with three sets of real-estate data coming out.

This Week: Major Earnings and Reports Every Day

With corporate earnings season in full swing -- watch for McDonalds, along with Catepillar, Amazon and other -- and with the Fed meeting on interest rates, the GDP estimate and housing numbers coming out -- the week ahead is expected to be quite busy.

Durable Goods Orders Tumble Amid Caution

The nation%u2019s industrial expansion took a step back in October, as durable goods orders unexpectedly plunged 3.3%, and the more-telling ex-transportation component also sank 2.7%.

U.S. Factories Keep Humming: Orders Rose 2.1% in September

Investors got more evidence today that the manufacturing sector expansion continued into late summer/early fall. The key ex-transportation component also came in higher, at 0.4%. And the ex-defense number rose 1.9%. A solid month overall.

Factory Orders Rise, but Not as Much as Expected

Factory orders rose just 0.1% in July, the U.S. Commerce Department announced Thursday in a report that further clarified that the manufacturing sector's expansion slowed down this summer. While the statistic did indicate tepid growth, it was less than the 0.3% gain economists had predicted.

Stocks Shrug Off Data to Close With Gains

A see-saw session for stocks left the major averages with modest gains Wednesday despite another round of lackluster economic data out of the housing market and industrial sector.

Durable Goods Orders See Weak Gain in July

The less-than-expected durable good orders gain in July is more evidence that economic growth slowed in summer. This will likely increase pressure on the Fed for action to jump-start a U.S. economy that's operating well below potential.

A Surprise 1% Drop in June's Durable Goods Orders

U.S. durable goods orders unexpectedly fell 1% in June, their largest decline since August 2009. That was in sharp contrast to the predictions of the Bloomberg survey, which had forecast orders to increase 1%. The drop provides more evidence that the nation's economic recovery has slowed.

Durable Goods Orders Fell 1% in June

Durable goods orders fell 1% in June, the second straight monthly decline. New orders in June fell $2 billion to $190.5 billion, the Commerce Department said in a statement. Excluding transportation, new orders fell 0.6%. Excluding defense, new orders fell 0.7%.

Factory Orders Fall as Slowdown Scenario Rises

An unexpectedly high 1.4% decline in May factory orders capped a difficult week for the U.S. economy. Recent data for job creation, jobless claims, and home sales all suggest that domestic growth is slowing.

Durable Goods Orders Rise 2.9% in April

Durable goods orders in April rose a better than expected 2.9% in April -- providing further confirmation of the ongoing recovery in the U.S. manufacturing sector.

Durable Goods Orders Drop on Transportation

Durable goods orders unexpectedly fell 1.3% in March, the Commerce Department said, but the more-telling ex-transportation statistic rose 3.8% - providing additional evidence that the manufacturing sector continues to strengthen.

Durable Goods Orders Rise, Led by Transport

The nation's factory sector continues to mend, as durable goods orders rose a seasonally-adjusted 3.0% in January, boosted by surging aircraft orders, the U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday. Further, December's orders were revised up to 1.9% from the previously-released 1% gain.

A Good Month for Durable Goods

Durable goods orders rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in November, the U.S. Commerce Department announced Thursday. However, the top-line 0.2% increase doesn't convey the entire story. Taking away the often-volatile aircraft orders component, which dropped sharply in November, leaves the "core rate" with an impressive 2% jump.

Durable goods orders fall unexpectedly

The U.S. economy hit a setback on the manufacturing front as orders for durable goods unexpectedly declined 0.6% in October, with orders dipping in...