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NEW YORK (AP) — In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.
US manufacturing showed strength in July as durable goods orders rebounded from two straight falls, 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.