U.S. Factory Orders Fall in September
Nov 5, 2002
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U.S. factory orders in September fell for the third time in the last 4 months as the faltering economic recovery restrains manufacturing. Companies are reluctant to boost orders until consumer and business spending strengthen, economists said. Factory orders decreased 2.3 percent, the Commerce Department said. In August, bookings fell 0.4 percent. (Bloomberg News)

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