January 28, 2016
New orders for long-lasting durable goods plunged in December while shipments also fell, according to an advance report on Thursday from the U.S. Commerce Department, following a decision by the Federal Reserve to not raise a key interest rate.
January 6, 2016
Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.
December 23, 2015
Two days before Christmas, the Commerce Department released three reports on the U.S. economy. When put together, they show a solid performance, though not as strong as it has been or some would like.
December 1, 2015
A closely watched gauge of activity within the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it not only declined for the fifth straight month, but also that activity contracted during November for the first time in three years, according to the nation’s supply executives.
October 27, 2015
A stretch of recently leaner times for at least one part of the nation’s manufacturing sector could be nearing an end, despite a new report showing lower new orders.
September 24, 2015
Economic watchers got a mixed bag of reports on Thursday. One showed an easing in part of the manufacturing sector, including a measure of business investment. However, two others were upbeat regarding housing and the upcoming holiday sales season.
July 27, 2015
New orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods rebounded in June following two straight monthly drops, while business investment also turned around, according to the Commerce Department.
June 23, 2015
A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.
June 2, 2015
New orders for factory-made goods continue to disappoint, falling 0.4% in April from the month before and marking the eighth decline in the last nine months.
May 26, 2015
An advance report shows both new orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods declined in April, but a key indicator increased for the second consecutive month.
April 24, 2015
Orders for big ticket, long lasting durable goods increased 4% in March, the biggest gain in eight months, but a key indicator of business investment fell for the second consecutive month.
February 26, 2015
Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.
February 3, 2015
A full report on activity at U.S. factories in December shows drops in both shipments and new orders, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
January 27, 2015
Shipments of U.S. manufactured durable goods, those designed to last three years or more, rebounded in December but new orders turned in its worst performance since August, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
December 23, 2014
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.
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.
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