FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, workers form a large spindle at Solmet Technologies in Canton, Ohio. U.S. companies boosted their orders for manufactured goods by the largest amount in 18 months in September, but companies remained cautious in ordering goods that signal plans to expand and modernize, the Commerce Department said Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Factory orders rose 4.8 percent in September compared to August, a month when orders had fallen 5.1 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, workers form a large spindle at Solmet Technologies in Canton, Ohio. U.S. companies boosted their orders for manufactured goods by the largest amount in 18 months in September, but companies remained cautious in ordering goods that signal plans to expand and modernize, the Commerce Department said Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Factory orders rose 4.8 percent in September compared to August, a month when orders had fallen 5.1 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, workers form a large spindle at Solmet Technologies in Canton, Ohio. U.S. companies boosted their orders for manufactured goods by the largest amount in 18 months in September, but companies remained cautious in ordering goods that signal plans to expand and modernize, the Commerce Department said Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Factory orders rose 4.8 percent in September compared to August, a month when orders had fallen 5.1 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
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