The Commerce Department announced that orders for durable goods are down by 1.0% in June, the second straight monthly decline and the biggest drop in 10 months. Economists had been looking for a 1% gain. Junes’ decline in orders are consistent with other economic indicators signaling a slowdown in manufacturing in recent months. While the decline was mainly in transportation, there were also declines in electronics, metals, and machinery. Computers were the one increase.