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Orders for goods produced in U.S. factories rose 1.1% in March, the U.S. Commerce Department said this morning. Economists had expected orders to rise 1.4%. Factory orders grew by a revised 1.5% in February, compared with a prior estimate of a 1.6% gain. Orders for durable goods -- products meant to last at least three years -- rose 2.9% in March. Orders for nondurable goods fell 0.6%.