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September 23, 2002

U.S. Leading Index Drops for Third Month

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 Drop Again in August

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

U.S. Exports Rise; CPI Posts Gain

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 Slips 0.1% in August

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

Nation's Inventories Continue To Climb

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

Retail sales strong, inflation unchanged for August

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

Petroleum Fuels Rise in August Import Prices

Import prices in the United States rose in August, boosted primarily by higher prices for imported petroleum

September 9, 2002

Wholesalers Built Up Inventories in July

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 Drops In August

Unemployment in the United State hit a five month low of 5.7% in Augus

September 5, 2002

Orders & Shipments For Manufactured Goods Increase

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 Drops In June, But Improving Overall

Truck tonnage took a tumble in July, but overall it is above levels from a year ago

August 19, 2002

Leading Economic Indicators Fall

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 Fall While Inflation Remains In Check

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 Up Slightly

Industrial production in the United States managed to increase in July, but still turned in its weakest performance since April

August 13, 2002

Interest Rates Unchanged, Retail Sales Up

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday decided to keep interest rates unchanged, the same day a new report showed retail sales increased in July

August 8, 2002

ATA Survey: Most Trucking Companies Plan To Avoid ’02 Engines

Trucking companies have been pre-buying trucks, and few plan to buy new trucks in the fourth quarter of the year, thanks to new emissions standards that go into effect Oct. 1, according to a survey released this week by the American Trucking Associations

August 8, 2002

Wholesale Prices Down Slightly In July

Prices at the wholesale level dipped in July, fueling speculation the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates again to help prop up the slow-moving economy

August 5, 2002

Manufacturing Slows, Overall Economic Growth Still Predicted

Two of the latest economic reports show a slowdown of manufacturing activity, but growth in the economy should be sustainable for the year

July 31, 2002

GDP Slows During Second Quarter

The American economy lost steam in the second quarter of the year, and there’s new evidence last year’s recession was worse than first thought

July 30, 2002

Consumer Confidence Plunges

Amid growing concerns about the stock market and corporate scandals, consumer confidence took a dive in July to its lowest level in five months

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