The prior month was revised up to a 4.8 percent increase. Excluding transportation equipment, which is often volatile from month to month, durable goods orders rose 0.5 percent after a 0.9 percent advance. Orders for military capital equipment increased 29.1 percent, while demand for non-defense durable goods fell 6.6 percent. Durable goods inventories rose 0.1 percent, and unfilled orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft increased 0.4 percent. Tags: GM, Fiat Chrysler cut jobs as sales pendulum swings to SUVs December 25, 2016, 12:59 am For unionized auto workers, even amid

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