Durable Goods Orders Rise in September
Washington, DC, Oct. 25, 2012 -- Durable goods orders surged in September, the Commerce Department said.
The government said orders climbed 9.9% last month, marking the biggest gain in more than a year and a half. Orders in August had declined by the largest amount in three years.
Most of the increase was due to higher orders for aircraft.
Economists had expected an 8.3% increase overall.