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August 28, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 0.3% in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month increase since March of this year. The not-seasonally adjusted index decrease

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August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Won't Lower Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee decided Tuesday to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent, citing lingering inflation concerns

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July 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls Another 0.1% in June

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.1 percent in June, marking the third consecutive month-to-month drop. Tonnage fell 1.3 percent in May and has dropped 3.5 percent since March.

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July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Orders for Manufactured Durable Goods Up 1.4% in June

New orders for manufactured durable goods increased 1.4 percent in June, led by new orders for non-defense aircraft and parts, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. New orders fell 2.3 percen

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July 5, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Still Growing in June

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management. "Following a weak first quarter

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June 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.3% in May

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.3 percent in May, marking the second consecutive month-to-month drop. In April, tonnage fell 2.2 percent

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June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Economy Still Growing, Albeit Slowly

June opened with a series of reports indicating slow economic growth, but growth nonetheless. The Institute for Supply Management's latest Manufacturing Report on Business logged the fourth consecutive month of expansion.

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May 31, 2007 - Industry News

AGC Economist: Construction Spending Up Despite Housing Drag

"Total construction spending inched up in April, as nonresidential outlays shook off the plunge in homebuilding and sluggishness in gross domestic product (GDP)," Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractor

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May 29, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 2.2% in April

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.2 percent in April, after posting a 1.2 percent jump in March

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May 1, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Expands, Inventories Contract

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the third consecutive month, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Business by the Institute for Supply Management.

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April 27, 2007 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slowest in Four Years

Real domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 1.3 percent in the first quarter, the slowest since first quarter 2003, according to advance estimates released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders, Shipments Rise in March

March orders for manufactured durable goods increased 3.4 percent, marking the fourth increase in the last five months, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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April 26, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Reports Modest Growth for Most Areas

Retail sales are generally positive across the country but manufacturing in some areas continues to feel the pinch of weakening home sales, according to the latest Beige Book, a summary of economic condition

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March 29, 2007 - Industry News

Q4 Economy Grows 2.5% - Slightly Better than Estimated

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to final estimates by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Earlier BEA estimates put fourth quarter growth at 2.2 percent.

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March 26, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.6% in February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6 percent in February after falling a revised 3.1 percent in January.

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March 2, 2007 - Industry News

ISM Reports Slow but Steady Manufacturing Growth

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). "February proved to be a good month

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February 28, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Chairman Says U.S. Economy On Track

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that U.S. economic growth is in line with expectations and there's still a reasonable possibility that we'll see a rebound later this year.

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February 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Drops in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3.6 percent in January after surging a revised 6.2 percent in December.

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February 14, 2007 - Industry News

Inflation Slowing But Fed Still Worried

There are signs that inflation is moderating, but a wary Federal Reserve Board isn't likely to adjust interest rates any time soon, according to testimony by Chairman Ben Bernank

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February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Leaves Rates Alone

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will leave interest rates where they are, at least for the time being. "Recent indicators have suggested somewhat firmer economic growth

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January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Economic Growth Outpaces Expectations

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006, outpacing predictions by most economists, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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January 9, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Predicts Moderate but Good Economic Growth

Conditions appear to be in place for a good year for the U.S. economy, which is likely to be marked by moderate, sustainable growth and lower inflation, Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Donald Kohn recently told the Atlanta Rotary Club.

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January 9, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Bounces Back in December

Manufacturing activity expanded in December following a decline the previous month, according to the latest manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute of Supply Management.

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January 4, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Orders Up Slightly in November

New orders for manufactured goods in November were up 0.9 percent from October, according to the U.S. Commerce Dept. This followed a 4.5 percent decrease in October.

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December 28, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Plunges 3.6 Percent in November

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 3.6 percent in November after falling 1.9 percent in October.

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