.S. March durable goods orders rose less than expected, official data showed Thursday.[:en]
Orders were up 0.7% in March from February.
The Commerce Department revised the February figure to a rise of 2.3% from an initial reading of 1.8%.
Analysts had expected durable goods to rise 1.2% last month.
Core durable orders were off 0.2%, vs. forecast rise of 0.4%.
The February figure was revised up to a rise of 0.7% from an initial reading of 0.5%.[:]