US Durable Goods orders decline -5.2% in January 2013 #economy

US Durable Goods orders fell more then expected at -5.2% compared to expectations of -4.0% and considerably lower then the +3.7% prior. However orders for core capital goods, a key barometer of private-sector business investment in the US jumped by 6.3%, the largest percentage rise in more than two years.

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