Aurora Business

Pop, Boom, Bang fireworks stand at the corner of East Florida Avenue and South Parker Road is fully stocked and ready for the Fourth of July celebrations on Friday June 24, 2016.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to send a plan to the full council that would allow the sale, possession and use of certain fireworks. In general, the new rules would allow the same fireworks permitted in Centennial and unincorporated Arapahoe County, meaning anything that doesn’t explode or shoot into the air. Sparklers, fountains and ground snakes would be allowed

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, Barbara Taylor examines a spool of thread made from recycled plastic bottles at the Repreve Bottle Processing Center, part of the Unifi textile company, in Yadkinville, N.C. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders for October. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

The Commerce Department says factory orders increased 2.7 percent in October, the best showing since a 2.9 percent rise in June 2015. The strength came from a big 93.8 percent surge in the volatile category of commercial aircraft. A category that serves as a proxy for business investment edged up just 0.2 percent following a 1.5 percent drop in September.