October 1, 2002
Manufacturing activity in September slipped below the break-even point after small increases in July and August, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
September 27, 2002
Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.3% in the second quarter of 2002,
September 26, 2002
Kenworth Truck Co. has announced it will lay off 450 temporary workers at its Chillicothe, Ohio plant who were hired to help with a short-term increase in production.
A triad of favorable economic reports on Thursday showed a drop in jobless claims, record sales for new homes and a less-than-expected drop in orders for durable goods
September 24, 2002
A recent survey of more than 40 fleets conducted by CK Marketing and Communications shows fleets in North America have a strong desire to specify their new vehicles with component brands of their choice
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which has fallen in the past three months, declined again in September
September 23, 2002
The Conference Board announced Monday that the U.S. leading index declined 0.2% in August, falling for a third consecutive month and declining more than analysts expected
September 19, 2002
Housing starts dropped for a third month in August, according to a Census Bureau report, falling 2.4% to an annual rate of 1.609 million.
September 18, 2002
Exports of U.S. goods rose for a fourth consecutive month in July -- up $0.9 billion -- while imports fell by a similar amount, according to a Census Bureau report
September 17, 2002
Manufacturing production fell 0.1% in August but the Federal Reserve Board revised its July estimate from no change to a 0.3% increase
September 16, 2002
The Commerce Department announced Monday that the nation's businesses added to their inventories in July, stockpiling goods for a third consecutive month.
September 13, 2002
August proved to be a good month for consumer spending, and inflation held steady at the wholesale level, according to a pair of economic reports released Friday in Washington.
September 12, 2002
Import prices in the United States rose in August, boosted primarily by higher prices for imported petroleum
September 9, 2002
U.S. wholesalers built up their inventories at the fastest rate in 20 months in July, the government said on Monday, in an encouraging sign for the economy
September 6, 2002
Unemployment in the United State hit a five month low of 5.7% in Augus
September 5, 2002
New orders and shipments of manufactured goods posted an increase in July after falling the month before. This news follows several other readings this week on the economy
August 22, 2002
Truck tonnage took a tumble in July, but overall it is above levels from a year ago
August 19, 2002
One of the latest measures of future U.S. economy took a second consecutive drop in July, while the reading on current conditions moved up slightly
August 18, 2002
Housing starts and permits for new construction fell, not unexpectedly, in July, while consumer prices were almost unchanged for the month
August 15, 2002
Industrial production in the United States managed to increase in July, but still turned in its weakest performance since April
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