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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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February 26, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops In February

American consumers have turned a little fickle about the future of the economy

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February 21, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Increase In January

There are more indications the American economy is poised for a turnaround. This morning the Conference Board reported its Index of Leading Economic Indicators increased 0.6% in January

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February 15, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Edge Up, Industrial Production Falls Slightly In January

Prices at the wholesale level increased very slightly in January, ending three straight months of declines

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February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Show Improvement In January, Despite Overall Drop

Retail sales fell slightly in January, but the drop was due to a falloff in one area

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February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Factory Orders & Shipments Post December Increase, Down For 2001

U.S. factory orders and shipments increased in December, adding hope the worst of the economic recession may be over

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February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing & Unemployment Improve

Manufacturing activity in the United States improved in January

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January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Personal Income Up, Consumer Spending Down

Consumers have shaken off the economic shock of Sept. 11

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January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Interest rates will remain where they are for the time being

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January 30, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Posts Fourth Quarter Increase

Updated 2 p.m. EST – It wasn’t much of an increase, but the economy did expand in the final quarter of 2001. This morning the U.S. Commerce Department released figures indicating the Gross Domestic Product grew 0.2% during the last three months of the year

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January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence & Durable Goods Orders/Shipments Increase

Two good pieces of news about the American economy were released Tuesday: Consumer confidence and durable goods orders and shipments are on the increase

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January 25, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Heavy Truck Sales Numbers Plunge

Annual sales for U.S. heavy truck makers took a big hit last year, with every truck maker seeing declines in their retail sales

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January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Greenspan Says Better Days Ahead For Economy

There are more signs an economic recovery is at hand…Fed Chairman Alan Greanspan is upbeat…for a change

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January 22, 2002 - Industry News

U.S Economy Headed Toward Recovery, Says Group

The U.S. economy may be closer to seeing the end of the recession. On Tuesday morning The Conference Board reported its index of Leading Economic Indicators in December posted its biggest gain since February 1996 to 111.4

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January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Home Starts Down For December, Up For Year

Construction of new homes fell in December, but final numbers for 2001 posted a solid gain

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January 16, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Industrial Production Worst Since '82

Industrial production in the United States fell for the fifth straight month in December, ending a year with the worst record since 1982

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January 15, 2002 - Industry News

December Retail Sales Better Than Expected

Retail sales were down the last month of the year, but not as much as expected

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January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Unemployment Continues Increase, But More Slowly

Unemployment is continuing to increase in the United States, but not as rapidly. Friday morning the U.S. Labor Department reported the unemployment rate in December moved up to 5.8% as another 124,000 people were put out of work

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January 3, 2002 - Industry News

Construction Spending, Joblessness Claims Up

Construction spending in the United States increased for the second month in a row during November, while unemployment increased slightly at the end of the year

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January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Carrier Bankruptcies the "Worst Ever" Says Industry Researchers

Trucking has lived up to its reputation for the highest incidence of bankruptcy of any industry, says Transportation Technical Services

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January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Latest Manufacturing Reports Shows Dramatic Improvements

U.S. manufacturing may be poised for a comeback. Figures released Wednesday indicate increased production in December, suggesting an almost year and half long slump could soon be over

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December 28, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods, Jobless And Consumer Confidence Reports Released

Orders for durable goods in the United States took a nosedive in November and the latest numbers on initial jobless claims climbed slightly, but consumers are feeling better about the economy

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December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Generally Improved Despite Further GDP Slip

The latest economic news leading up to the Christmas holiday was generally pretty good, despite an overall reduction in the Gross Domestic Product

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December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Stark's Predicts Truck Sales To Hit Bottom In First Quarter

Heavy commercial truck manufacture in the United States, Canada and Mexico will yield a new bottom in the current business cycle during the first quarter of 2002, predicts Stark's Truck & Off-Highway Ledger

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December 14, 2001 - Industry News

Production Inventories Fall, Consumer Prices Unchanged

Industrial production fell in November for the 14th month in a row

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