Economists polled by Bloomberg News had expected orders to rise 1.5 percent from a previously reported 5.7 percent decrease in March.
Google could face the antitrust investigation it has been trying to avert over its Internet advertising marketplace.
Bob McDonald will be replaced as CEO by his predecessor, A.G. Lafley.
Japan's Nikkei recovered from a record fall to end a volatile day of trading in positive territory.
A new ruling gives the government-backed bishops conference control over appointees, vs. the Vatican, further dividing the nation's Catholics.
He supports cutting $20 billion from food stamps, and got nearly $3.5 million in farm subsidies, a watchdog group says.
The House just approved $20.5 billion in cuts to the federal food stamp program. Which states will feel the pinch the most?
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