transportation sector

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.

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.