WASHINGTON — New orders for manufactured durable goods rose $19.6 billion or 9.9% to $218.2 billion in September, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

The increase in new orders, the largest month-over-month advance since a 13.9% increase in January 2010, followed a sharp drop of 13.1% in August. The August number was originally reported as a 13.2% plunge.

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