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Dec. 3, 2021, 10:15 a.m. EST

Factory orders jump 1% in October

By Greg Robb

Orders for manufactured goods rose 1% in October, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal were expecting a 0.4% rise. Durable-goods orders fell 0.4%, revised up a bit from the initial estimate of a 0.5% decline.

Orders for nondurable goods surged 2.4% in the month. Orders for non-defense capital goods, excluding aircraft, rose a revised 0.7% in October, up slightly from the prior estimate of a 0.6% gain.

Stocks (DOW:DJIA) (S&P:SPX) were lower on Friday after a smaller-than-expected gain in nonfarm payrolls in November.

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