10/28/2010

Orders for durable goods rose 3.3% in September, led by a spike in aircraft demand, according to the Commerce Department. "In the first nine months of this year, total durable goods orders are up 15% and nondefense capital goods orders excluding aircraft are 16.6% above the same period one year ago," said Daniel J. Meckstroth, chief economist at the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.

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