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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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December 4, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing & Productivity Post October Increases

New figures show the number of new orders and shipments in the manufacturing sector posted solid month-to-month gains, but they are still running behind last year's levels

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December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Still Looking For A Rebound

Manufacturing purchasing managers reported production rose sharply in November after two months of no change but they are still nervous about the outlook for further gains

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November 26, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Improves Following Revision, Consumer Confidence Up

The U.S. economy performed better than previously thought during the third quarter of the year, while consumer confidence bounced back in November

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November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Leading Economic Indicators Flat In October

A measure of the country's overall economic health was unchanged in October, according to figures released on Thursday

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November 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Home Starts Hit The Brakes

New home starts in the United States took a nosedive in October after hitting a 16-year high the month before

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November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Trade Improves In September

The overall U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in September to $38.03 billion, the second highest level on record, while exports of goods increased

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