February 20, 2014
UPDATED -- U.S. manufacturing has hit is highest level in nearly four years, according to a report released Thursday
February 19, 2014
Like many other parts of the American economy, trucking felt negative effects in January due to extremely cold weather, snow and ice, according to just released figures.
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 16% last month while the number of permits issued for new construction declined for the third straight month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
February 17, 2014
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.
February 16, 2014
Industrial production in the U.S. decreased 0.3% in January after having risen 0.3% in December, according to numbers from the U.S. Federal Reserve released on Friday. This decline in the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities is the largest drop since May 2009.
February 13, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. have fallen for a second straight month according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.
February 12, 2014
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1% in December from November, declining after a one-month rise, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures, but activity is still very healthy.
February 7, 2014
North American shipment volumes and freight expenditures both continued the decline that began in December after the economy abruptly reversed direction near the end of last year, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
UPDATED -- Unemployment in the U.S. continues moving lower, but job growth is also weakening, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.
February 5, 2014
Private sector employment increased by 175,000 jobs from December to January, according to new report released Wednesday from the payroll service provider ADP.
February 4, 2014
Shipments and new orders for factor good both declined in December, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department.
February 3, 2014
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the eighth consecutive month, but retreated from levels seen in December, say the nation's supply executives.
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.
January 29, 2014
In one of his final moves as Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke on Wednesday announced the central bank would continue trimming its monthly purchases of mortgage and Treasury securities that it recently started.
Three of the five transportation modes - truck, rail and pipeline - carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than they did a year earlier, according to new figures from the U.S. Transportation Department.
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.
January 27, 2014
LAS VEGAS -- The economic expansion is likely to continue through the balance of the year, predicts Bob Dieli, president and founder of RDLB Inc., an economic research and management consulting firm.
Sales of new homes in the U.S. fell 7% in December from the month before, following a November drop of 3.9% from the month before, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
January 23, 2014
UPDATED -- Total new construction starts in the U.S. during 2013 increased 6% from the year before to $516.8 billion. This follows the 10% gain reported for 2012 and modest 2% gains in both 2010 and 2011, according to new data released from construction information services provider McGraw Hill Construction.
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