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The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor. Iran's ...
US manufacturing showed strength in July as durable goods orders rebounded from two straight fall, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Total new orders for manufactured goods with long lifetimes added 4.4 percent to $228.9 billion. While the main reason for the turnaround was a rebound in civilian aircraft orders -- a large but volatile part of the total each month -- orders for durable goods excluding the dominant transportation sector were also higher by 1.5 percent.