Factory Orders

December 5, 2012 - 12:33 PM
In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, photo, employees work at a shipping area of Generac Power Systems, Inc., in Whitewater, Wis., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Orders to U.S. factories rose modestly in October, helped by a big gain in demand for equipment that reflects business investment plans. Factory orders edged up 0.8 percent in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That compared to September when orders had jumped 4.5 percent. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)