New orders for US manufactured goods rebounded by slightly more than anticipated in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said factory orders jumped by 1.2% to $471.7 billion in August. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft - seen as a measure of business spending plans - spurt 1.1% in August instead of the 0.9% increase reported last month.Orders for these so-called core capital goods rose 1.3% in July. Shipments of core capital goods, which are used to calculate business equipment spending in the gross domestic product report, shot up 1.1% instead of the previously reported 0.7% rise.
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