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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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December 20, 2006 - Industry News

GDP, Inflation Slower in Third Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed during the third quarter of 2006 and inflation abated, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP increased 2.2 percent compared to 2.6 percen

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December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Retail Sales Rise in November

November retail sales were 1 percent higher than the previous month and up 5.6 percent from last year, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Excluding automobiles, retail sales were up 1.1 percent

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December 13, 2006 - Industry News

Housing Market: Worst is Yet to Come?

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but even if sales are turning around, the worst is yet to come, say Global Insight analysts Patrick Newport and Margaret Rolley. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Market Composite Index,

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December 12, 2006 - Industry News

Free Shipping is Key for Online Retailers

Shipping costs are a big factor in the decision to buy online, according to a study done by The Conference Board and TNS, a market research firm. More than 90 percent of consumers surveyed sai

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December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Still Signs of Strength in Construction

Nonresidential construction spending has been flat for the past two months but still has many areas of strength, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America.

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December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Moderate Economic Growth, Slower Freight Demand, Says Fed Report

Despite continuing softness in automobile and housing-related sales, consumer spending in most areas of the country increased in October and early November, and the outlook for holiday sales was “cautiously optimistic,”

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December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slowing but Economy Still Growing

Manufacturing activity in November declined to its lowest level in 42 months, registering below 50 percent on the Purchasing Managers Index for the first time since April 2003, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Inde

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November 28, 2006 - Industry News

Economy Should Rebound – But Inflation's Still an Issue

Inflation is still a concern, but over the coming year the U.S. economy should return to a comfortable rate, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday in a speech to the National Italian American Foundation.

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