Orders for U.S. business equipment unexpectedly fall in Jan.

ORDERS FOR U.S. BUSINESS EQUIPMENT declined for a second month in January, defying projections. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES
ORDERS FOR U.S. BUSINESS EQUIPMENT declined for a second month in January, defying projections. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES
NEW YORK - Orders for business equipment at United States factories unexpectedly fell for a second month, a sign that demand is cooling from its hot pace in recent quarters, a Commerce Department report showed Tuesday. Highlights of durable goods (January) Non-military capital goods  orders excluding aircraft declined 0.2 percent (est. up 0.5 percent) after falling…

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