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US durable goods orders increase solidly before coronavirus

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New orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods unexpectedly rose in February, but are set to decline as strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic sap demand and push the economy into recession.

[WASHINGTON] New orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods unexpectedly rose in February, but are set to decline as strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic sap demand and push the economy into recession.

Orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft...

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