Durable goods orders climed 2.6% in November after a decrease the month before, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Excluding transportation, orders grew 2.4%.
Orders for non-military goods excluding aircraft orders gained 1%, Commerce said.
Orders for durable goods excluding transportation were projected by analysts to rise 1.8%, Bloomberg reported.
Durable goods include large items such as refrigerators and air conditioners. Trucking is a major beneficiary of durable goods manufacturing, hauling both components and finished goods.
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