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.
October 28, 2014
An advance report shows shipments of durable goods increased just slightly last month while new orders fell for the second straight month.
September 25, 2014
Shipments of manufactured durable goods fell 1.5% from July following a 3.7% increase in July from June. An overall decline of this amount was expected, according to a poll of economists.
September 3, 2014
Shipments of U.S. manufactured goods increased again in July, while new orders for them skyrocketed, with both hitting record high levels going back to 1992.
August 26, 2014
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods continue moving higher, with both hitting record levels -- but the numbers may not be as bright as they seem.
July 25, 2014
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for durable manufactured goods both increased in June following declines the month before, while total U.S. construction in June hit its highest level so far this year.
June 25, 2014
UPDATED -- The U.S. economy shrank at its steepest rate in the first quarter of the year since first quarter of 2009, amid the Great Recession, according to a new estimate from the Commerce Department.
May 27, 2014
UPDATED: Shipments for these items designed to last three years or more fell 0.2% from March, following a 1.3% gain. The decline was led by a 1% drop in transportation shipments.
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.
February 27, 2014
Shipments fell 0.4% in January from the month before, it’s third straight decline, after dropping 1.8% in December. Shipments of machinery led the decline, falling 2.6%.
January 28, 2014
Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. ended 2013 on a down note, but each were up for the year, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released Tuesday.
December 31, 2013
The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.
December 2, 2013
UPDATED -- Total construction spending in the United States hit a four and half year high in October, according to U.S. Commerce Department report released on Monday.
October 28, 2013
Industrial production in the United States increased in September, posting its biggest gain in seven months. This follows a report Friday showing shipments of manufactured durable goods hit their highest level on record going back to 1992 -- but consumer confidence took a nosedive.
September 26, 2013
Growth for the nation’s economy picked up dramatically in the second quarter of the year with the gross domestic product increasing at an annual rate of 2.5%.
September 5, 2013
Shipment of factory orders in July increased while new orders fell, according to a new Commerce Department report. Overall shipments saw their second hike in the past three months, but durable goods shipments fell slightly.
July 26, 2013
While American’s are split on how President Obama is handling the economy, the latest numbers out show things are decidedly on the upswing, with increasing consumer confidence, rising home prices and steady job gains.
July 2, 2013
Shipments and new orders for manufactured goods in the United States both headed higher in May, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, easing earlier fears this important sector to trucking and the economy might be in for tougher times.
June 25, 2013
The first look by the federal government at orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods in May shows conditions continue improving. More good news came from the housing sector and in consumer confidence.
May 24, 2013
A first look one economic indicator shows improvement in one area of durable goods while conditions lag in another – but some analysts say this part of U.S. economy continues to improve.
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