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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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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%

Tags: Economy

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%

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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%

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

August 6, 2001 - Industry News

Wall Street Likes Trucking Stocks

With all the doom and gloom hanging over the trucking industry these days, it may come as a surprise to learn that many trucking stocks are darlings on Wall Street

Tags: Economy

August 2, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders, Manufacturing Drop In June

The poor economic numbers for the month of June continue to roll in. The U.S. Commerce Department today reported manufacturing shipments fell 2.8% from May's figures

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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Construction Spending Continue To Decline

The latest economic news for trucking and the rest of the American economy is disappointing: Manufacturing and construction spending fell for another consecutive month

Tags: Economy

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Figures Show Uncertainty, Economist Says Everything On Track

If there is anything that can be said for these uncertain economic times, it is that economic figures are uncertain, too

Tags: Economy

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slows Further Through Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a meager 0.7% in the April-June quarter, following a 1.3% rise in the first quarter of the year

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments & Orders Drop

U.S. manufacturers reported a 2% drop in durable goods shipments in June together with a larger 2.3% dip in orders and 0.7% cut in inventories. This news is neutral to slightly negative for freight

Tags: Economy

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Economists Predict Stronger Manufacturing

As some carriers shake their heads over earnings reports and recent news of decreased manufacturing during June, there’s new hope that economy may start to pick up as soon as late this summer

Tags: Economy

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Jump, Inflation Eases From May to June

The roller coaster ride of economic reports that affect trucking continued yesterday, with news of housing starts and inflation

Tags: Economy

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Industrial Production Falls Again

As things started to look up with the U.S. economy with recent news of increased sales, lower wholesale prices, and higher consumer confidence, a Federal Reserve report released Tuesday showed there are still dark clouds on the horizon

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Numbers Mixed, Hope Still On The Horizon

Recently released economic numbers show the U.S. economy is slowly chugging along, but there are some indications things may be getting ready to turn around

Tags: Economy

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Unemployment Rises In June

Despite some encouraging reports over the past several weeks, the latest unemployment numbers suggest an economic recovery may still be further off than expected.

Tags: Economy

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