Durable goods orders are a sign of what's to come

9:07 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Durable goods orders are a sign of what's to come

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Today we get new data for durable goods orders. Those are orders of big ticket items like computers. It's often looked at as a sign of how much businesses are spending. And it's a good indicator of what we can expect in coming months. Our own Adam Allington reports for Marketplace Morning Report via the link.
Durable goods encompass a broad swath of the economy and tend to be items consumers forgo in tough times.