Durable Goods Orders Edge Up in August

Washington, DC, Sept. 25, 2013 -- Durable goods orders barely grew in August, the Commerce Department said.

Orders rose 0.1% during the month, driven by a 2.4% jump in orders for new cars - the strongest rise in vehicle orders since February.

The report showed that shipments of non-military capital goods other than aircraft grew 1.3% during the month, snapping two straight months of declines.