Business Outlook: THE WEEK AHEAD
DURABLE GOODS ORDERS
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m.
New orders taken by durable-goods manufacturers likely increased by 3% in August. That would not reverse the 4.3% plunge orders took in July. Demand for motor vehicles increased, as indicated by the gain in auto output in August. The backlog of unfilled orders probably fell again, after slipping 0.2% in July.JAMES C. COOPER AND KATHLEEN MADIGAN