Economy

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May 26, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence, New Home Sales Improve

A measure of consumer confidence has increased following a sharp downturn, while new home sales rebounded strongly, according to reports released on Tuesday.

May 26, 2015

Economic Watch: Key Durable Goods Indicator Rises

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.

May 22, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Higher, Inflation Still Weak

Consumer prices moved barely higher in April, but it was the third consecutive monthly increase, according to a new Commerce Department report.

May 21, 2015

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Mixed in April

Truckload linehaul rates declined in April from the month before while intermodal rates moved higher, according to two separate reports released on Thursday.

May 21, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, Leading Indicators Increase

A first look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows activity has declined for the second straight month. However, a measure of future economy activity is on the upswing.

May 19, 2015

Economic Watch: Home Starts Skyrocket

New homes starts in the U.S. increased dramatically in April from the month before, jumping 20.2% and hitting its highest level in more than seven years.

May 17, 2015

Economic Watch: Factory Output, Consumer Sentiment Decline

U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in April for its fifth consecutive monthly loss, according to a Federal Reserve report issued Friday.

May 13, 2015

Economic Watch: April Retail Sales Go Nowhere

U.S. retail sales in April were virtually unchanged from March, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday morning.

May 12, 2015

Freight Shipments, Expenditures Increase in April from Month Before

North American freight shipment volume and payments were up for the third month in a row during April, according to the latest readings from the Cass Freight Index.

May 11, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Subdued by Weak Manufacturing

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March to a reading of 7.3, reflecting lessened demand for truck services and normalizing fuel costs.

May 8, 2015

Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest in Almost 7 Years

Unemployment in the U.S. fell in April, hitting a near seven-year low following weak job additions in the first quarter of the year.

May 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Employers Add Fewer Jobs in April Than March

Private sector, non-farm employment increased by less than 200,000 jobs in April for the second straight month, according to a new report released Wednesday.

May 6, 2015

Perry: Economy Improving, But Volatile

The economy is in a “particularly volatile state,” with some saying it is going up while others think it is going down, according to Noel Perry, founder of Transport Economics, speaking at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

May 6, 2015

First Quarter Intermodal Shipments Increase 2 Percent

Total intermodal shipments in the U.S. and Canada rose 2% over last year’s first quarter volumes despite port congestion issues that impacted international container traffic, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.

May 5, 2015

Economic Watch: Service Sector Builds Momentum, Trade Deficit Up

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector increased in April, according to two reports released on Tuesday.

May 4, 2015

Economic Watch: Factory Orders Increases Most in 8 Months

New orders and shipments of factory made goods turned around in March, according to a new Commerce Department Report released Monday.

May 1, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Slows, Consumers Optimistic

The level of manufacturing in the U.S. was unchanged in April compared to the month before, according to a new survey of the nation’s purchasing managers.

May 1, 2015

YRC Worldwide Reduces First Quarter Loss

Trucking operator YRC Worldwide Inc. cut some of its losses the first quarter of the year, but was still $21.6 million in the red.

April 29, 2015

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Slows Dramatically

The pace of economic growth in the U.S. slowed dramatically in the first quarter of the year, according to the first estimate from the Commerce Department. Economists disagree whether bad weather and port problems are largely to blame.

April 28, 2015

Vieth: Private Fleets Sitting Pretty

At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.

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