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Orders for US durable goods fall 5.7 pct. in March

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting US factory goods fell in March by the most in seven months. The drop reflected a steep decline in commercial aircraft demand and little growth in orders that signal future business investment.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders­ for durable goods declined 5.7 percent in March. That followed a 4.3 percent gain in February, which was revised lower.

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