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May 2, 2002 - Industry News

Factory Orders & Shipments Increase

New orders and shipments from U.S. factories are up, but are still running behind last year’s levels

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May 1, 2002 - Industry News

Lower Construction, Manufacturing Numbers Not Cause For Alarm

Two key economic indicators, measuring manufacturing and construction spending, slowed in March and April

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April 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Spending, Personal Income Move Up

Consumer spending and personal income posted strong gains in March, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase

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April 26, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Posts Healthy 1st Quarter Increase

The U.S. economy roared back in the first quarter of the year. Friday morning the U.S. Commerce Department reported the Gross Domestic Product increased at a 5.8% annual rate in the first three months of the year

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April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Federal Reserve Reports On Economic Conditions

The American economy is doing better, but there are still some concerns. That was the conclusion of the Federal Reserve on Wednesda

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April 22, 2002 - Industry News

NY Times Turns To Trucking For Economic Forecast

Manufacturing statistics, inventories, durable goods sales, consumer confidence, housing starts and the like are used by economists to see how the economy is faring. But the New York Times Sunday turned to another source: the trucking industry

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April 18, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Increase In March

A barometer of future economic activity in the United States has increased

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April 17, 2002 - Industry News

Greenspan: Strength Of Economic Recovery Unclear

The recent increase in energy prices could affect the economic recovery, but only if it continues for some time. That was part of the message from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday

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April 16, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production & Consumer Prices Up, New Home Starts Down

New home starts in the United States took a hit in March, while industrial production was up sharply and consumer prices posted a modest gain

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April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices Increase In March

Retail sales posted a slight increase in March, while wholesale prices took a sharp jump

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April 2, 2002 - Industry News

Latest Manufacturing Numbers May Confuse

While most economic statistics are pointing to an upturn in the economy, new orders for manufactured goods decreased 0.1% and shipments fell 2.8% in February

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April 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Improves In March

Manufacturing in the United States is on the rebound

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March 28, 2002 - Industry News

4th Quarter GDP Revised Upward

The latest economic recession was brief … at least by the numbers. The U.S. Commerce Department this morning reported the gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of the year increased at a 1.7% annual rate

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March 26, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Mixed, Consumer Confidence Rebounds

New orders for durable goods posted a solid gain in February, while shipments took a turn in the opposite direction and consumer confidence surged in March

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March 21, 2002 - Industry News

Industry Experts Share Forecasts At NTEA Economic Update

Leading U.S. economists told more than 80 attendees at the March 5 National Truck Equipment Association 2002 Economic Update in Orlando, Fla., that the recession affecting the commercial truck and transportation industry has reached a troug

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March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Housing Starts Post Strong February Gain

Consumers continue to spend their way out of the recession and new figures show housing is still the hottest market

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March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Interest Rates Unchanged

No surprise from the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. The Federal Open Market Committee decided to leave interest rates unchanged

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March 15, 2002 - Industry News

Producer Prices & Industrial Production Point To Strong Recovery

Prices at the wholesale level moved slightly higher in February, while industrial production increased more than expected

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March 13, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Post Slight Gain During February

Total retail sales posted their biggest gain in four months during February, but the increase was less than some were predicting

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March 12, 2002 - Industry News

Financing Still Tight

More than 4,000 carriers with five or more trucks closed their doors last year. It's enough to scare off any lender from giving you a loan to buy a truck

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March 8, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Employment Picture Improves

Employment in the United States took an unexpected jump in February, the first gain since July and the largest in a year

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March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Orders & Shipments Of Manufactured Goods Post January Increase

New figures show orders for and shipments of manufactured goods posted an increase in January

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March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Other Economic Indicators Increase

Business within the nation’s manufacturing sector has expanded for the first time in 18 months, and there’s better news when it comes to consumer spending, personal income and construction spending

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February 28, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Revised Up For Final Quarter Of 2001

The U.S. economy did better in the fourth quarter than first thought. The Commerce Department released figures this morning showing the nation’s Gross Domestic Product grew at a 1.4% rate in the final quarter of last yea

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February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Increase In January

Updated 12:15 p.m. EST. Orders and shipments for durable goods and shipments posted a healthy increase in January, indicating the struggling manufacturing sector may soon be headed for a recovery

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