Orders for U.S. capital equipment in March ease unexpectedly

ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment eased unexpectedly in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment eased unexpectedly in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment eased unexpectedly last month after a smaller February advance, indicating a more moderate pace of capital spending, a Commerce Department report showed Thursday. Highlights of durable goods (March) Non-military capital goods orders excluding aircraft fell 0.1 percent (est. up 0.5 percent), after rising…

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