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October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop In 10 Years, Producer Prices Increase

Retail sales have posted their biggest drop in 10 years

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October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Down, Sales Up

The latest word is that wholesale inventories are down for the third consecutive month, and that could be good for trucking

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October 4, 2001 - Industry News

ATA: 170,000 Drivers Could Be Called To Military Service

The American Trucking Associations is telling its motor carrier members that thousands of truck drivers who are in the armed forces reserves or members of the National Guard, could be called to active dut

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October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders Steady, Shipments Fall In August

Orders for goods from U.S. factories are holding steady, with the news taking analysts by surprise while shipments continued their decline

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October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates For Ninth Time This Year

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the ninth time this year. Tuesday the Fed decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 2.5 percent

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October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slips As Expected In September

The first economic numbers since the Sept. 11 attack on America show manufacturing activity is still down

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September 28, 2001 - Industry News

2nd Quarter GDP Revised Up, Outlook Still Bleak

Gross Domestic Product rose slightly in the second period, according to new numbers from the U.S Commerce Department, but dropped steeply from the growth rate earlier in the year

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September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Fall

New figures released Thursday show durable goods manufacturing and shipments fell during August

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September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence in the American economy has taken a nosedive

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September 24, 2001 - Industry News

LEI Shows Economic Uncertainty, Congress Poised To Beef Things Up

The latest economic news still paints an uncertain picture of the nation’s economy, but Congress is getting ready to move ahead with a plan to pump things up

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September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Plunge, Trucking To Feel Effects

Trucking companies that rely on moving construction materials will no doubt be disappointed in the latest numbers on new housing starts

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September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Magazine Poll: Supply Deliveries Continue to be Disrupted

Increased security continues to disrupt shipments of key manufacturing materials and parts in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentago

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September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Inventories Fall, Sales Up In July

U.S. businesses managed to cut their inventories for the sixth straight month in July, while sales posted another increase

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September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Unexpectedly Lowers Interest Rates

In an unexpected move Monday morning, the Federal Reserve cut key interest rates just before U.S. financial markets reopened for the first time following last week’s terrorist attacks on America

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September 14, 2001 - Industry News

New Economic Numbers Mixed, Terrorist Situation Adds To Uncertainty

New economic reports released this morning, coupled with the uncertainty and nervousness following Tuesday’s terrorist attack, are providing a more cloudy picture than ever about the economy

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September 12, 2001 - Industry News

Terrorist Attacks Could Spell Trouble For Economy

Just as trucking was beginning to see signs of hope that the economic slowdown was starting to reverse itself, economists are concerned that the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., could send the U.S. into a recession

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September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Drop, Sparking More Economic Hope

There was more encouraging economic news this week for trucking, following earlier news that manufacturing may be starting to rebound. The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday morning the wholesale inventories in this country fell a hearty 0.7% in July

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September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing May Be Starting To Rebound

New figures released this morning indicate manufacturing in the United States is still slow, but is much better than it was at the beginning of the year

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August 31, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Sector Shows Signs Of Improvement

The manufacturing sector may be starting to show new signs of life. The U.S Commerce Department reported Friday morning factory orders increased 0.1% in July, while shipments were up 0.5% and factory inventories fell 0.6%

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August 29, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Growth Anemic In Second Quarter

The U.S. economy is growing, but barely. New figures released this morning from the Commerce Department show economic growth increased 0.2% annual rate through the second quarter of the year, a downward revision from 0.7%

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August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Down But Shipments & New Homes Sales Up In July

Orders for durable goods continue to disappoint, but shipments and new home sales are looking good

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August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Cut Rates Again

The Federal Reserve Board added some insurance to its cautious outlook for an improving economy by reducing the federal funds rates by 0.25% to 3.5%, the eighth reduction this year, totaling 3.5%

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August 20, 2001 - Industry News

LEI Suggests Recovery May Be In The Cards

By now anyone following monthly data that flows from the federal government and other sources knows that when it comes to finding that one rainbow pointing to an economic recovery for the U.S., one week everybody is smiling and the next week they're down. This week, at least so far, some are starting to grin

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August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Better Economic News For Trucking

Production, retail sales and inventory reports just released are good news for the freight outlook, especially in the industrial Midwest and upper South regions

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August 8, 2001 - Industry News

Federal Reserve, Commerce Department Offer Mixed News

The latest word on the American economy continues to be a good news, bad news situation. Wednesday two reports were released, one from the Federal Reserve and the other from the U.S Commerce Department

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