Spending, Confidence Weaken

Investor's Business Daily
April 2013
Investors Business Daily;4/ 1/2013, pB02
5 Core capital goods orders, an indicator of business investment, fell 2.7% in Feb. on a monthly basis after jumping 6.7% in Jan. But a near doubling in commercial aircraft orders and strong autos demand sent overall durable goods demand up 5.7%. But ex transportation, orders dipped 0.5%. The Conference Board's consumer sentiment gauge dived to 59.7 in March from 68 in Feb.


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