Orders for big-ticket US manufactured goods up weak 0.4%

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Sales of durable goods like refrigerators and cars for a week last month orders to US factories for big ticket manufactured goods increased a weak point four percent in August following a much larger gain in July the commerce department says the August advance marked the fourth straight increase but it was far lower than the eleven point seven percent surge in July a con mis had expected to slow down after big gains following the sharp declines in the spring due to the corona virus shut downs however the slight August increase was below expectations shortly after Washington

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