WASHINGTON — U.S. durable goods orders were weak in February in a second down month, but there might have been extenuating circumstances from a labor strike at a supplier of General Motors Corp.

February durable goods orders posted a 1.7% decline but the drop was due entirely to machinery, autos, and auto parts, sectors that might have been affected by the strike.

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