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Silver Lining in Weak Factory Orders Report

While overall factory orders fell 0.5% in August, if we factor out the volatile transportation component, orders actually rose 0.9% in August -- a statistic that confirms that the expansion in the nation%u2019s manufacturing sector continued this summer, but at a slower pace.

A Strong Surprise for August Durable Goods Orders

August's 1.3% drop in durable goods orders looks bad. But the real story is that the more-telling component that excludes volatile transportation orders rose 2%, doubling a Bloomberg survey's consensus estimate. So far, Wall Street is reacting ecstatically.

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.

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.

U.S. Factory Orders Dropped Again in June

Factory orders fell 1.2% in June, well below a survey estimate of a 0.5% drop, marking two down months in a row. Even excluding the often-volatile transportation component (including airplanes and cars), orders fell 1.1% in June.

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.

Service Sector Expansion Stays on Track

According to the Institute for Supply Management, service sector businesses grew for the fifth straight month in May, and for the first time since early 2008, added more jobs than they shed. Meanwhile, manufacturing's upswing continues as well.

Factory Orders Rose in March as Industrial Sector Gains Strength

More evidence that the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to mend, as factory orders unexpectedly rose 1.3% in March, the U.S. Commerce Department said. Equally significant, the non-transportation component surged 3.1%, which suggests the nation%u2019s core industrial segment continues to strengthen.

Factory Orders Rise Again in February

Factory orders in February continued their upward trend, in part driven by shipments of chemical products, according to the U.S. Commerce Department survey released Wednesday. New orders rose 0.6% to $383.5 billion, marking that statistic's eleventh consecutive month of gains.

U.S. Manufacturing Shows Strength

The U.S. got more good news on Tuesday regarding its manufacturing sector. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that its factory orders index rose 1.1% in November -- the seventh increase in eight months. A Bloomberg News economists survey had expected November factory orders to increase 0.4%, after an 0.8% rise in October and a 1.6% jump in September.