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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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November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Producer Prices, Industrial Production & Retail Sales Numbers Mixed

Prices at the wholesale level increased sharply in October, while industrial production fell and the retail sales picture improved

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November 7, 2002 - Industry News

Sales At The Wholesale Level Increase Slightly

Sales at the wholesale level posted a slight increase in September, while worker productivity increased during the third quarter of the year

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November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Plans To Change With New Congress

With Republicans regaining control of both houses of Congress following Tuesday's elections, look for changes in both short-term and long-term economic plans, said Newport Communications Senior Economist Jim Haughey.

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November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Federal Reserve Lowers Key Interest Rate Again

Federal Reserve policy makers on Wednesday took the step of cutting interest rates even further to help spur the U.S. economy, but some say the move is a dangerous bet

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November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Orders And Shipments Of Manufactured Goods Fall

New orders and shipments of manufactured goods fell for a second consecutive month in September -- the third decrease in the past four months

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October 31, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Expands 3.1% During Third Quarter

The U.S. economy expanded further during the third quarter of the year, but not as much as some analysts were hoping

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October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Takes A Dive

Consumer confidence in the American economy slipped to its lowest level in nine years during October

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October 25, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Recovery Still Stalled

Orders for durable goods plunged in September, while shipments declined less, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department

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October 21, 2002 - Industry News

Index Of Leading Indicators Down For 4th Month

Concerns over the future of the U.S. economy were raised Monday with a new report showing activity fell for a fourth consecutive month

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October 17, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production Slides; Home Starts Best In 16 Years

Industrial production in the United States fell for the second straight month in September, while housing starts posted their biggest gain in more than a decade

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