WASHINGTON — Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2
The Thursday report on last month's gain in manufacturing from the Commerce Department follows a steep drop of 3.3
The report suggests U.S. manufacturing is benefiting from a stronger dollar and an improving global economy.
A category that serves as a proxy for business investment climbed a solid 1.1
Manufacturing's health looks likely to continue after a survey released earlier this week found that factory activity expanded in September at the fastest pace in 13 years.