Afternoon Coffee: Durable Goods Orders Increase, Consumer Spending Flat in October Kaitlyn McAvoy - November 25, 2015 12:37 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News Orders for durable goods rose 3% in October, the Commerce Department reported today. Commercial aircraft orders showed the largest growth last month, rising 81%. Consumer spending “barely rose” in October, increasing just 0.1% from September. Consumers reportedly took advantage of saving opportunities during the month as incomes increased 0.4% last month. Truck tonnage rose 1.9% last month, according to the latest monthly report from the American Trucking Association. The index reached 135.7, just below its all-time high of 135.8 in January. Target managed to increase its inventory 4% overall in the third quarter, restocking some items by as much as 50%, something Target execs say is encouraging. Target Chief Financial Officer Cathy Smith said the company feels good about its inventory heading into the holidays. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.