durable goods

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Factory Orders Surge, Thanks to Airplane Orders

The U.S. Commerce Department's report on factory orders for July was released on Wednesday, and the headline gain was a whopping 10.5%. Dow Jones had called for a gain of ...
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Durable Goods Gain of 22.6% Only Huge in the Headline

Durable goods orders for July were reported Tuesday morning. Regardless of the headlines, this is one of the most volatile readings from month to month. The July reading for durable goods ...
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June Durable Goods Likely Saved Second-Quarter GDP

Friday's report on durable goods was one we were paying close attention to. After all, this is the last major broad production and consumption number ahead of the first look ...
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factory

GDP and Durable Goods Pancake Growth

Two economic readings will be the talk of the market on Wednesday. The first is a very poor turnout of first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) revision. The second is ...
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factory

Durable Goods Prove to Be Very Durable in March

Were prior reports on durable goods kept lower due to weather? It seems so. The March durable goods report from the Department of Commerce came in at a headline reading ...
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airplane

Durable Goods Better Than Headline Data Suggests

The Commerce Department's reading on durable goods is one of the most volatile economic reports issued each month. Then there is the notion that weather in much of the Midwest ...
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factory

Durable Goods So Weak They Changed the Name to Dismal Goods

Tuesday's top economic report was the durable goods report for December, and unfortunately it is a very ugly number. The headline durable goods report from the Commerce Department was negative ...
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New Jobless Claims, Durable Goods Orders Both Lower

A veritable blizzard of economic data is set for release Wednesday, just in time to give everyone something to chew over before the Thanksgiving holiday. First out are the advance ...
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Manufacturing

Big Disappointment in Durable Goods for September

The report on durable goods can be the most volatile of all major economic reports. It is reported each month, covering the big-ticket items that consumers and businesses buy to ...
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US Federal Reserve

Durable Goods May Have Role in QE and Tapering Decision

The recent decision from Ben Bernanke and the FOMC to not start tapering bond purchases was supposedly due to the economic strength simply not being on solid enough ground to ...
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Total Blowout on Durable Goods in June — on the Surface at Any Rate

When you see a blowout in durable goods, you usually have to get the reminder that the number is one of the most volatile of all economic releases and can ...
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A Very Pleasant Surprise from Durable Goods

Durable goods figures are one of the most volatile economic releases issued each month. The Commerce Department report for May shows a very positive surprise of 3.6% to a seasonally ...
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April Durable Goods Very Healthy on All Fronts: No Recession Here

The durable goods report for April is turning out to look incredibly durable at 3.3% for the month. Bloomberg had the consensus estimate of 1.1% and Dow Jones had the ...
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Weak Durable Goods Likely Signals Weaker GDP Report for Friday

The report on durable goods for the month of March is turning out to not be too durable. This is a highly volatile reading because it involves so many big ...
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Factory Orders Rise in February

The United States apparently still manufactures some things, contrary to the reports about us only being a service economy. The Commerce Department showed that factory orders rose by 3.0% in ...
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