U.S. factory orders fall 2.4 percent in November
Factory goods orders declined 2.4 percent, the Commerce Department said after an upwardly revised 2.8 percent increase in October.
Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft rose 0.9 percent in November as reported last month.
Shipments of core capital goods gained 0.2 percent in November as previously reported.
A report this week showed factory activity hitting a two-year high in December, driven by a surge in new orders. ■