Article Photos: US factory orders up on planes, business spending 1/1

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, photo, Dale Watkins Jr., President of Sheffield Platers Inc., talks with employee Eva Gasca,  at his factory in San Diego. The Commerce Department reports on orders placed with U.S. factories in November  2013 on Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)