Rising Orders Show U.S. Manufacturing Continues to Heal

The U.S. got more good news on Tuesday regarding its manufacturing sector. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that its factory orders index rose 1.1% in November -- the seventh increase in eight months. A Bloomberg News economists survey had expected November factory orders to increase 0.4%, after an 0.8% rise in October and a 1.6% jump in September.


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