WASHINGTON — New orders for manufactured goods were up $8.2 billion, or 1.8%, to $459.2 billion in November, the biggest percentage change since July when they gained 2.1%, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

The November gain followed two monthly revised decreases of 0.2% in October and 0.1% in September, and was lower than the median 1.6% increase estimated by economists polled by Thomson Reuters.

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