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September 12, 2002 - Industry News

Petroleum Fuels Rise in August Import Prices

Import prices in the United States rose in August, boosted primarily by higher prices for imported petroleum

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September 9, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesalers Built Up Inventories in July

U.S. wholesalers built up their inventories at the fastest rate in 20 months in July, the government said on Monday, in an encouraging sign for the economy

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September 6, 2002 - Industry News

Unemployment Drops In August

Unemployment in the United State hit a five month low of 5.7% in Augus

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September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Orders & Shipments For Manufactured Goods Increase

New orders and shipments of manufactured goods posted an increase in July after falling the month before. This news follows several other readings this week on the economy

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August 22, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Drops In June, But Improving Overall

Truck tonnage took a tumble in July, but overall it is above levels from a year ago

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August 19, 2002 - Industry News

Leading Economic Indicators Fall

One of the latest measures of future U.S. economy took a second consecutive drop in July, while the reading on current conditions moved up slightly

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August 18, 2002 - Industry News

Housing Starts Fall While Inflation Remains In Check

Housing starts and permits for new construction fell, not unexpectedly, in July, while consumer prices were almost unchanged for the month

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August 15, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production Up Slightly

Industrial production in the United States managed to increase in July, but still turned in its weakest performance since April

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August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Interest Rates Unchanged, Retail Sales Up

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday decided to keep interest rates unchanged, the same day a new report showed retail sales increased in July

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August 8, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Survey: Most Trucking Companies Plan To Avoid ’02 Engines

Trucking companies have been pre-buying trucks, and few plan to buy new trucks in the fourth quarter of the year, thanks to new emissions standards that go into effect Oct. 1, according to a survey released this week by the American Trucking Associations

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August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Down Slightly In July

Prices at the wholesale level dipped in July, fueling speculation the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates again to help prop up the slow-moving economy

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August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slows, Overall Economic Growth Still Predicted

Two of the latest economic reports show a slowdown of manufacturing activity, but growth in the economy should be sustainable for the year

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July 31, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Slows During Second Quarter

The American economy lost steam in the second quarter of the year, and there’s new evidence last year’s recession was worse than first thought

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July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Plunges

Amid growing concerns about the stock market and corporate scandals, consumer confidence took a dive in July to its lowest level in five months

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July 25, 2002 - Industry News

Durables Sink While Houses Soar

A rebound of the American economy may not be as strong as originally hoped, with news that shipments and orders for durable goods fell in June

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July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production Up

The industrial sector appears to be rebounding, with new figures showing production increased 0.8% during June

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July 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Edge Upward

Prices at the wholesale level moved up slightly in June, the first hike in three months

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July 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Up, Construction Spending Slides

Manufacturing posted its fifth consecutive monthly increase during June while construction spending fell during May

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June 27, 2002 - Industry News

First Quarter GDP Expands More Than 6%

The U.S. economy grew at a rapid pace in the first quarter of the year, with the gross domestic product registering a 6.1% annual increase

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June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Fed Leaves Interest Rates The Same

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has voted to leave interest rates unchanged for the time being

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June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Up, Shipments Unchanged

New orders for durable goods increased in May while shipments were flat

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June 25, 2002 - Industry News

Is Just-In-Time To Blame For Slow Recovery?

Just-in-time delivery has become a way of life for the trucking industry over the past decade. But a report in The Wall Street Journal suggests that JIT may be holding back an economic recovery

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June 25, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Slips

Consumer confidence fell in June, with The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index declining four points to 106.4 from 110.3 in May

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June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Home Building Explodes, Inflation Under Control

Trucking companies that haul building materials have encouraging news

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June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production Up, Business Inventories Down

The U.S. economy appears to be looking better, with news Friday that industrial production increased for the fifth month in a row during May while business inventories fell for the 15th straight month during April

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