October Factory Orders: +0.6% ($2.1B) vs. a consensus that orders were flat. Factory orders had...

|By:, SA News Editor
October Factory Orders: +0.6% ($2.1B) vs. a consensus that orders were flat. Factory orders had increased 0.9% last month, its fifth gain in six months. Ex-transport +0.5%. Shipments +0.8% vs. +1.3% prior. Inventories +0.4%, reversing course after 13 straight monthly declines.