New orders for US factory goods fell in October as demand for aircraft and capital goods weakened, suggesting some cooling in manufacturing.
The Commerce Department said on Thursday orders for manufactured goods dropped 0.9 percent after rising 1.8 percent in September.
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast orders falling 1.0 percent in October.
Factory orders were weighed down by a 5.7 percent decline in transportation equipment as bookings for civilian and defense aircraft and parts tumbled.
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