October 19, 2016 - Industry News
While the strength of nation’s homebuilding market has eased just a bit, it remains robust. Meanwhile, a measure of consumer prices show it’s approaching a level the Federal Reserve has said it needs to hit in order to raise interest rates.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, GDP, Home Starts, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve, Home Building, Gross Domestic Product
August 24, 2016 - Industry News
A preliminary look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it continues to expand following a recent downturn. Separate reports show expectations of long-term economic growth have been moved lower and the housing market is suffering from low inventory levels.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
Both trucking and the wider economy added jobs in July, according to new Commerce Department figures, while separate reports show the U.S. trade deficit grew in June to a one-year high and new factory orders fell again.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments, Gross Domestic Product
July 29, 2016 - Industry News
Hopes that the American economy picked up a good head of steam in the second quarter of the year were quickly dashed on Friday following numbers being issued by the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. economic growth improved more than previous estimates, but not by much, according to Commerce Department figures released Tuesday. Stronger net exports and business investment offset an unexpected downward revision to consumer spending.
Tags: Economy, GDP
May 27, 2016 - Industry News
Despite the nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year moving higher than first thought, growth remains at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2015, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. Yet a separate survey shows this has yet to damper consumers’ feelings.
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
Feelings that the American economy slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of the year were confirmed on Thursday morning when the Commerce Department released its report showing the gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 0.5%.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product
March 25, 2016 - Industry News
Growth in the overall American economy in the final quarter of last year improved by double the government's initial estimate, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report released Friday. A separate reports shows the country’s manufacturing sector is still sluggish but housing continues to do well.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product
February 26, 2016 - Industry News
Following a raft of disappointing economic news, there are new encouraging signs about the health of the American economic, with improvements in some of the most closely watched measures – including the beleaguered manufacturing sector.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment, Personal Income, Personal Spending, Gross Domestic Product
January 29, 2016 - Industry News
Overall U.S. economic activity eased back on the gas considerably in the final quarter of last year while it expanded in 2015 at the same pace as the year before.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
The latest measure of strength in the overall U.S. economy shows it maintained its momentum in the third quarter of the year. A separate report shows a big decline in existing home sales for the second straight month.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
Third-quarter GDP numbers fuel talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in many years – despite a disappointing report on manufacturing.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Gross Domestic Product
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
Economic growth in the U.S. lost a good portion of its momentum in the third quarter of the year, but the performance still may still be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to push interest rates higher before the year is out.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Inventories
September 25, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. economy performed better in the second quarter of the year than earlier thought, according to a new Commerce Department report Friday, leaving some wondering if this puts the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product
August 27, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. economy grew by leaps and bounds in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter, according to a new government estimate released Thursday, which should ease investors fears in the wake of a global stock market sell-off.
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
The first reading on how well the American economy performed in the second quarter of the year shows it accelerated well ahead of the first quarter pace, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
June 24, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. economy contracted less in the first quarter of the year than previously estimated, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Home Sales
May 29, 2015 - Industry News
A new government reports shows the American economy contracted in the first quarter of the year for the second straight time.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% to 128.6 in April to the lowest level in a year.
Tags: ATA, Freight, GDP, Truck Tonnage Index
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
The pace of economic growth in the U.S. slowed dramatically in the first quarter of the year, according to the first estimate from the Commerce Department. Economists disagree whether bad weather and port problems are largely to blame.
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
Despite the slowing of economic growth late last year on into this year, the economy will pick up steam over the rest of this year, according to the State of Logistics Report Quarterly Update.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Truck Tonnage, GDP, Logistics, State of Logistics Report
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy
January 30, 2015 - Industry News
A first look at one of the widest measures of the U.S. economy shows activity cooled in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment
January 8, 2015 - Industry News
Since the end of the "Great Recession" and the start of a recovery, the U.S. economy has gone through two distinct phases, with the latter being the better, and expectations are things will continue to improve.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, GDP, Unemployment, Housing, Employment
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The value of the production of goods and services in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year increased at an annual rate of 5%, according to a third estimate from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods
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