WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Weaker military demand pushed U.S. durable goods orders down in August, the government said on Thursday, but the drop was smaller than expected and a rise in capital goods orders offered a glimmer of hope a long-lasting business investment slump may be nearing an end. Orders for durable goods -- costly manufactured items intended to last at least three years -- fell 0.6 percent last month after a downwardly revised 8.6 percent rise in July, the Commerce ...
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