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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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July 3, 2001 - Industry News

May Factory Orders Increase Following April Drop

New numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show factory orders in the United States increased the most in nearly a year

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July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Spending, Construction Numbers Show Promise

Monday's June report from the National Association of Purchasing managers showed the manufacturing sector at its strongest in seven months

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June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Quarter Point

Today's 0.25% cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board brings the six month total reduction to 2.75% and signals to consumers and investors that it is safe to keep spending

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June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Summit III: Fleets In Survival Mode

While there are a few bright spots, the industry must undergo more pain before it climbs out of the current recession. That was the consensus among speakers at Newport’s Economic Summit III in Las Vegas yesterday.

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June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Good News On Economic Front

A new report on manufacturing today provides strong evidence that April may have been the bottom of the ongoing recession in manufacturing

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June 15, 2001 - Industry News

Lower Freight Volume Expected In Wake Of Lower Industrial Production

Industrial production declined 0.8% in May, according to today’s report from the Federal Reserve Board. Industrial production tracks very closely with freight volume

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June 13, 2001 - Industry News

New May Economic Data Disappointing

Preliminary May economic data continues to be slightly negative for freight volume. Retail sales were unchanged in May, matching the unchanged report for May employment released earlier in June

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June 5, 2001 - Industry News

New Economic Reports Are Sobering

The latest economic reports are sobering. April now looks to be the weakest month in this economic slowdown although several more months of modest production declines are still likely

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June 1, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Offers Mixed Signals

Unemployment, construction and manufacturing numbers released today send mixed messages about how the economy is faring

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May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Increase To Benefit Trucking

Consumers are feeling better about the U.S. economy and seem likely to spend more money on goods hauled by truck

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May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Latest Economic Signals Mixed

More economic numbers of importance to trucking came out Friday and the news is mixed

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May 24, 2001 - Industry News

April Home Sales Falloff May be Misleading

One important indicator as to the future health of trucking is new homes sales, but it may be wise not to read too much into April’s disappointing numbers

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May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Index Points in Right Direction

The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators rose 0.1% in April after three consecutive declines

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

The Fed cut credit costs another half percent today - the fifth cut this size since January. No immediate benefit is expected for equipment manufacturers or freight haulers, but it should help boost spending in the economy later this year

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May 14, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Upturn Delayed

The economy was not doing as well as first reported in March and April, according to revised data with more complete information released Monday

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May 9, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas Tracks Relocation Trends

For the moving industry, corporate relocations are a big part of their business. And when the economy starts affecting those relocations, it's of prime interest

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May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Trailer Sales: Rough First Quarter But Better Times Ahead

Trailer manufacturers expected 2001 to get off to a weak start, but weren’t prepared for the "blood bath" that occurred in first quarter

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May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders Increase

Today’s March manufacturing report from the Census Bureau suggests that the manufacturing sector may have begun to rebound, promising increased freight volume ahead

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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Good for Trucking

Today's economic news is positive for freight haulers and truck equipment manufacturers

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