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U.S. factory orders unchanged in November

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Associated Press

U.s. companies boosted their orders in november for manufactured goods that reflect investment plans even though total orders were unchanged for the month. factory orders were flat in november, compared with october when orders had risen 0.8 percent, the commerce department said friday. durable goods, everything from autos to steel, rose 0.8 percent while nondurable goods fell 0.6 percent, reflecting falling petroleum prices.

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