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- Factory Orders
New orders for manufactured goods jumped up 0.7 percent (nonannualized) in November, reversing a 0.7 decline in October. Excluding transportation, new orders rose 2.4 percent in November, and are up 8.9 percent over the past year. Nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft orders rose 2.6 percent in November after a 3.2 percent drop in October. The series is trending at an annualized rate of 4.9 percent over the past three months, below its 12-month growth rate of 15.0 percent. Shipments of manufactured goods increased 0.8 percent in November and is up 5.9 percent over the past year. Inventories continued to accumulate during the month, rising 0.8 percent, and are back up to its level reached in February 2009.