US durable goods orders rise 4.6 pct. on aircraft

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US durable goods orders rise 4.6 pct. on aircraft

In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, photo, aa new washer is displayed in the appliance department at a Sears store in North Olmsted, Ohio. U.S. demand for long-lasting manufactured goods rose sharply in December on strong gains in volatile aircraft orders. But companies slowed their orders of goods that signal investment plans, indicating manufacturing could stay choppy in 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)