December 1, 2014
Key economic indicators for October that were posted last week show mostly good news for trucking, including durable goods, home sales and consumer confidence.
November 3, 2014
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.
October 31, 2014
Consumer spending in the U.S. declined in September for the first time in eight months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
August 29, 2014
Consumers unexpectedly backed off on personal spending in July by just a bit, while income moved slightly higher, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, raising concerns that wages are not keeping up with household needs.
May 30, 2014
The 0.1% drop in personal consumption expenditures follows an upwardly revised 1% increase during March, which was the largest gain since August 2009 and is the first decline in a year.
May 15, 2014
UPDATED -- A new report shows consumer prices rising for the sixth straight month, with the Consumer Price Index increasing 0.3% in April from the month before, the biggest gain in 10 months.
May 1, 2014
UPDATED -- A new report shows U.S. consumer spending in March took its biggest leap forward since August 2009.
April 2, 2014
Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 191,000 jobs from February to March, according to the March ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday.
March 31, 2014
New figures show biggest driver of the U.S. economy increased last month while the overall economy grew more than estimated a month ago.
March 3, 2014
UPDATED -- Consumers opened their wallets a little more in January than they did in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.
February 28, 2014
The estimated level of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of last year was revised sharply downward by the Commerce Department on Friday.
January 31, 2014
Consumer spending in the U.S. posted modest gains in December and all of last year, according to new Commerce Department figures.
January 30, 2014
The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy pace in the final quarter of last year amid a big jump in consumer spending, according to new Commerce Department figures.
December 31, 2013
The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.
December 6, 2013
Unemployment moved down in November to its lowest level in five years and with it trucking added the most jobs in several months.
November 8, 2013
UPDATED -- A new U.S. Labor Department report shows there was a net gain of 204,000 jobs in the country during October, far more than economists were predicting, while trucking added just a few jobs.
September 27, 2013
Following a string of at least slightly encouraging economic reports, two new economic reports are disappointing. U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to a five-month low, while personal spending in August increased for the fourth consecutive month.
September 5, 2013
Although a "cavalcade of regulations" is expected to make it harder than ever to find drivers, an economy that continues to grow at a sub-potential rate means fleets don't have a lot of leverage when it comes to raising rates, according to John Larkin and fellow transportation analysts at the Stifel Nicolaus investment firm.
June 26, 2013
The U.S. economy grew less in the first quarter of the year than previously estimated, thanks to lower consumer spending numbers and fewer exports, but the final GDP number is still an improvement over the previous quarter.
May 31, 2013
Consumers pulled back on their spending in April -- dropping 0.2% from a downwardly revised 0.1% increase in March -- but still have good confidence in the American economy, according to separate reports.
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