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March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Leading Indicators Give Up Recent Gain

The Index of Leading Economic Indicators dropped 0.4% in February after rising modestly for four months.

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March 18, 2003 - Industry News

Storms Slow Housing Starts, But Boom Continues

February housing starts fell to 1.62 million from 1.82 in January, mostly due to unseasonably bad building weather in much of the country.

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March 14, 2003 - Industry News

Oil Prices Drive Inflation Higher; Factory Production Down

The Producer Price Index increased 1.0% in February on top of a huge 1.6% rise in January. Meanwhile, factory production dropped 0.1% for the month.

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March 13, 2003 - Industry News

February Retail Sales Drop Sharply

February retail sales fell 1.7%, confirming that bad weather and war fears have ended the brief December/January 1.9% surge in consumer spending.

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March 3, 2003 - Industry News

Economic Reports Show Mixed Results

Personal income and construction spending are on the rise, manufacturing is slowly expanding while consumer spending is down according to different economic reports released Monday

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February 27, 2003 - Industry News

Durable Shipments & Orders Jump

The U.S. manufacturing sector started off the year with a bang, reporting its biggest gain in durable goods shipments and orders since last July. Shipments of manufactured durable goods in January increased 3.5% following a 2% December decrease

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February 21, 2003 - Industry News

Manpower Survey Shows Hiring to Decline in 2nd Quarter

U.S. employers will be hiring at a moderately slower pace during the second quarter of 2003, according to the Employment Outlook Survey, conducted by Manpower Inc. and released today.

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February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Home Building Hits 16-Year High

Construction of new homes and apartments rose to their highest level in 16 years during January, while the number of new building permits fell. The U.S. Commerce Department this week reported a 0.2% increase in construction compared to Decembe

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February 14, 2003 - Industry News

January's Industrial Production Increases

Industrial production in the United States increased 0.7% in January, the best performance in six months

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February 13, 2003 - Industry News

January Retail Sales Up, Excluding Autos

U.S. retail sales fell in January due to a sharp decline in auto sales while the rest of the sector posted its best performance in some time, according to figures released Thursday by the Commerce Department

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February 7, 2003 - Industry News

Unemployment Improves In January

The unemployment picture improved in the United States during January with the creation of new jobs occurring at the fastest rate in more than two years

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February 4, 2003 - Industry News

Factory Orders Up, Shipments Down In December

New orders at United States factories increased in December while shipments fell, according to a report released by the Commerce Department Tuesday

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February 3, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing & Construction Spending Increase, Diesel Prices Higher

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew for the third consecutive month during January while construction spending moved up in December and diesel fuel prices reached their highest levels since 2000 according to three separate reports released Monday

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January 30, 2003 - Industry News

GDP Slows In 4th Quarter, But '02 Outperforms Year Before

Economic growth in the United States slowed dramatically during the fourth quarter of 2002, but it did manage to outperform levels from the year before

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January 28, 2003 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments & Orders Mixed, Consumer Confidence Down

Orders for durable goods increased in December while shipments fell. And consumer confidence in the economy fell in January, according to a pair of reports released Tuesday

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January 23, 2003 - Industry News

Leading Economic Indicators Increase For Third Month

A key measure of U.S. economic activity increased for the third month in a row during December according to figures released on Thursday

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January 21, 2003 - Industry News

Housing Starts Booming, Manufacturing Down

Housing starts in the United States soared to a 16-year high according to figures released Tuesday, while a separate report from last week shows manufacturing production is down

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January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Producer Prices Flat In December

U.S. producer prices were unchanged in December as falling passenger vehicle prices helped offset increases in the costs of food and energy

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January 14, 2003 - Industry News

December Retail Sales Disappointing

Retail sales in December turned out to be just about as poor as many store owners were woefully predicting during the holidays

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January 10, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Jobless Numbers Increase In December

U.S. employment fell 101,000 jobs in December and the Bureau of Labor Statistics sharply boosted its estimate of November job losses to 88,000 according to figures released Friday

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January 7, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Orders, Shipments Fall

Orders and shipments of manufactured goods fell in November following a significant increase the month before

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January 2, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Posts December Increase

The beleaguered manufacturing sector posted one of its better performances of 2002 during December, according to figures released Thursday

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December 17, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production And Housing Starts Move Higher

Industrial production and housing starts improved in November, while consumer prices managed a slight increase

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December 13, 2002 - Industry News

Producer Prices Slide

Producer prices in November posted a decline following an unexpected hike the month before, registering their biggest drop since Ma

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December 12, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Post November Increase

U.S. retail sales posted their best showing in three months during November, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department

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