Economy

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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

July 25, 2002

Durables Sink While Houses Soar

A rebound of the American economy may not be as strong as originally hoped, with news that shipments and orders for durable goods fell in June

July 16, 2002

Industrial Production Up

The industrial sector appears to be rebounding, with new figures showing production increased 0.8% during June

July 11, 2002

Wholesale Prices Edge Upward

Prices at the wholesale level moved up slightly in June, the first hike in three months

July 1, 2002

Manufacturing Up, Construction Spending Slides

Manufacturing posted its fifth consecutive monthly increase during June while construction spending fell during May

June 27, 2002

First Quarter GDP Expands More Than 6%

The U.S. economy grew at a rapid pace in the first quarter of the year, with the gross domestic product registering a 6.1% annual increase

June 26, 2002

Fed Leaves Interest Rates The Same

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has voted to leave interest rates unchanged for the time being

June 26, 2002

Durable Goods Orders Up, Shipments Unchanged

New orders for durable goods increased in May while shipments were flat

June 25, 2002

Is Just-In-Time To Blame For Slow Recovery?

Just-in-time delivery has become a way of life for the trucking industry over the past decade. But a report in The Wall Street Journal suggests that JIT may be holding back an economic recovery

June 25, 2002

Consumer Confidence Slips

Consumer confidence fell in June, with The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index declining four points to 106.4 from 110.3 in May

June 18, 2002

Home Building Explodes, Inflation Under Control

Trucking companies that haul building materials have encouraging news

June 14, 2002

Industrial Production Up, Business Inventories Down

The U.S. economy appears to be looking better, with news Friday that industrial production increased for the fifth month in a row during May while business inventories fell for the 15th straight month during April

June 13, 2002

Reports Showed Mixed Signals For Economic Recovery

Several indicators are giving mixed signals about how well the economy is performing as well as how things may look down the road

June 3, 2002

May Manufacturing Increases

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew for the fourth consecutive month in May

May 28, 2002

Economic Reports Show Slow Growth

A slew of economic reports released Tuesday morning paint a picture of a U.S. economy that will most likely be slow in its recovery

May 24, 2002

Revised GDP Shows Brisk Increase For First Quarter

The U.S. economy posted its strongest performance in almost two years during the first quarter of 2002, according to the U.S. Commerce Department

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