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US Factory Orders "Unexpectedly" Decline; US Car Sales "Unexpectedly" Decline

Michael542 Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 1:51 PM
Raw material and energy costs as the dollar declines and ever increasing labor costs.Flucuating currency markest impact the cost of goods manufactured outside of our borders. (Canada, Mexico, China and so on.)

The words for the day once again are "unexpectedly declined". I have a couple of examples.

The New York Times reports U.S. Factory Orders Fall Unexpectedly

New orders for factory goods unexpectedly fell in the United States in June, a fresh sign that the slowdown in the country’s manufacturing sector will probably stretch into the second half of the year.

The Commerce Department said on Thursday that new orders for manufactured goods dropped 0.5 percent during the...