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October 3, 2002

Orders, Shipments For Manufactured Goods Show Decrease in August

New orders for manufactured goods declined slightly in August to $326.6 billion, according to the Department of Commerce, Census Bureau

October 1, 2002

Factory Activity Slips In September

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

U.S. Economy Grows By 1.3% In 2nd Quarter

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 Laying Off 450 Temps

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.

September 26, 2002

Three Economic Reports Spark Optimism

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

Survey: Fleets Want To Spec New Truck Components

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

September 24, 2002

Consumer Confidence Dips Again

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which has fallen in the past three months, declined again in September

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

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