October 15, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. during September stumbled a bit, marking the first month-to-month decline since January, while a separate report shows there is no reason for concern about inflationary pressures.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
After a turbulent start to 2014, the nation’s retailers expect sales in November and December to increase a healthy 4.1% to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual 3.1% increase during that same time frame.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Imports, Intermodal, Ports
September 12, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday reported August retail sales were up 0.6% from the month before and 5% higher than the same time a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales increased in June, according to a new Commerce Department report, but the gain was far less than analysts were expecting.
Tags: Retail Sales, Economy
June 12, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. increased for the fourth consecutive month during May increasing 0.3% from the month before and 4.3% from the level the same time a year earlier.
May 13, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher in April, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to new Commerce Department figures.
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
The 1.1% increase from the month before comes as February’s figures was revised upward from a 0.3% increase to a 0.7% gain, following declines in January and December.
March 13, 2014 - Industry News
The 0.3% increase follows a downwardly revised 0.6% decline in January while the December drop was revised down to 0.3%.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight
February 17, 2014 - Industry News
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. have fallen for a second straight month according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.
February 7, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Unemployment in the U.S. continues moving lower, but job growth is also weakening, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Retail Sales
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
American consumers opened up their wallets a little bit more in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.
December 31, 2013 - Industry News
The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending
November 20, 2013 - Industry News
Despite a partial government shut down last month, resulting in hundreds of thousands of people being out of work and with no paychecks, retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly increased.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight, Consumer Prices, Home Sales
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
Retail sales moved 0.1% lower in September from August but were 3.2% higher from the same time in 2012, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED--Retail sales increased less than expected during August compared to the month before, but are up significantly compared to a year ago, driven primarily by auto sales.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence
August 13, 2013 - Industry News
Retail sales in the United States posted their fourth straight monthly increase. The pace for July rose less than the previous month's increase, but sales are well ahead of the level from a year ago.
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
Retail sales in the United States continue growing, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department, but not as much as many were hoping.
June 14, 2013 - Industry News
While not all the recent numbers that measure the health of the U.S. economy are glowing, they are not as bad, and in some cases much better, than analysts were expecting during this second quarter.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Retail Sales, Industrial Production
May 13, 2013 - Industry News
Retail sales in the United State edged slightly higher in April after falling the month before, but analysts say the gains are broad-based.
April 12, 2013 - Industry News
Retail sales and consumer confidence have taken a downturn, but the reasons for it aren’t clear, while producer prices fell and business inventories have barely moved higher.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
Retail sales for the country started off in low gear during January, hitting their slowest pace in three months, with some analysts blaming the expiration of Social Security payroll tax cuts for the drop.
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