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Orders for goods produced in U.S. factories fell 1.5% in December, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Economists fore casted a drop 2%, pulling back after originally estimated growth of 1.8% for November, led by a drop for durable goods. On Tuesday the government revised November's growth to 1.5%. Orders for durable goods in December -- products meant to last at least three years -- fell 4.2% in December. Orders for nondurable goods rose 1.1%.