May 14, 2014
The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.6% in March from February, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index.
Prices at the wholesale level surged in April, with the Producer Price Index showing a 0.6% increase from the month before and the largest gain since September 2012, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
May 13, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher in April, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to new Commerce Department figures.
May 7, 2014
Freight expenditures increased for the third straight month during April while its 2.8% hike follows a 5.4% rise in March and an increase of 6.8% in February.
May 5, 2014
Total intermodal freight volumes rose 2.6% above the previous year in the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America, despite extreme weather conditions depressing economic activity across much of the continent.
Economic activity in the nation’s non-manufacturing sector grew in April for the 51st consecutive month, hitting its highest level since last August, according to the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing Report On Business.
May 2, 2014
UPDATED -- Numbers released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department show 288,000 jobs were added, the most since January 2012, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.3% from 6.7% in March.
May 1, 2014
UPDATED -- A new report shows U.S. consumer spending in March took its biggest leap forward since August 2009.
April 30, 2014
UPDATED -- The American economy picked up very little steam in the first quarter of the year, recording its weakest reading since the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released Wednesday.
April 28, 2014
After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors.
April 24, 2014
Two of five transportation modes, truck and pipeline, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight in February 2014 than compared to the same time a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
April 23, 2014
UPDATED -- Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months.
April 22, 2014
A new report forecasts the global commercial telematics market to grow from $17.3 billion this year to $39.15 billion in 2019, representing an compounded annual growth rate of 17.7%.
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in March, after jumping 1.9% the previous month, according to just released figures.
New figures show existing-home sales fell to their lowest level in more than 18 months during March, according to the National Association of Realtors, but the trend may be staring to ease.
April 21, 2014
A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.
April 17, 2014
Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index surpassing the 120 mark, showing a 6% year-over-year increase.
April 16, 2014
The number of new home starts in the U.S. picked up slightly in March but is below the pace from a year earlier, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
April 15, 2014
A new report shows inflation remains in check with consumer prices increasing 0.2% in March, following a 0.1% gain in February, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
April 14, 2014
The 1.1% increase from the month before comes as February’s figures was revised upward from a 0.3% increase to a 0.7% gain, following declines in January and December.
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