Durable goods orders jump 9.9 percent in September


In gaining some lost ground from August, orders for manufactured durable goods jumped 9.9 percent in September from August, say figures from the Census Bureau. A surge in civilian aircraft orders and their parts accounts for the increase, and a drop in August accounted for a 13 percent decline in orders that month. 

Orders for transportation equipment were up 31.7 percent month over month, while the increase in aircraft orders rose 2,640 percent — a figure that represents growth to $535 million in orders in September from $14.7 million in August.