WASHINGTON — New orders of durable goods fell 1.1% in May, a decline that matched economist estimates and was driven mostly by reduced transportation equipment orders, the Commerce Department reported yesterday.

The figure followed a revised 3.0% gain in April, first reported as a 2.9% jump. Excluding transportation, May durable goods orders rose 0.9% after a revised 0.8% decline in April initially reported as a 1.0% drop.

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