fell 1.7 percent in April

WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in April amid weaker demand for aircraft. But a key category that tracks business investment rose after sliding in March — a sign of health for American industry. The Commerce Department says U.S. orders for durable goods — manufactured items from washing machines to battleships that are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in April