WASHINGTON -- New orders for durable goods rebounded with a vengeance in August as automakers resumed production after routine retooling shutdowns in July, the government reported yesterday.

Nonetheless, the report showed broad-based strength, prompting analysts to say growth in the manufacturing sector has still not shown signs of cooling off. "There's no sign of imminent slowing in this report," said Robert Brusca, chief economist of Nikko Securities Co. International.

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