In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, photo, a General Electric refrigerator is displayed at a Lowe's store in Cranberry Township, Pa. The Commerce Department releases durable goods report for December, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

US durable goods orders drop 4.3 percent

Businesses cut back sharply on their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in December with a key category that signals business invest…