Economy

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May 2, 2002

Factory Orders & Shipments Increase

New orders and shipments from U.S. factories are up, but are still running behind last year’s levels

May 1, 2002

Lower Construction, Manufacturing Numbers Not Cause For Alarm

Two key economic indicators, measuring manufacturing and construction spending, slowed in March and April

April 29, 2002

Consumer Spending, Personal Income Move Up

Consumer spending and personal income posted strong gains in March, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase

April 26, 2002

GDP Posts Healthy 1st Quarter Increase

The U.S. economy roared back in the first quarter of the year. Friday morning the U.S. Commerce Department reported the Gross Domestic Product increased at a 5.8% annual rate in the first three months of the year

April 24, 2002

Federal Reserve Reports On Economic Conditions

The American economy is doing better, but there are still some concerns. That was the conclusion of the Federal Reserve on Wednesda

April 22, 2002

NY Times Turns To Trucking For Economic Forecast

Manufacturing statistics, inventories, durable goods sales, consumer confidence, housing starts and the like are used by economists to see how the economy is faring. But the New York Times Sunday turned to another source: the trucking industry

April 18, 2002

Economic Indicators Increase In March

A barometer of future economic activity in the United States has increased

April 17, 2002

Greenspan: Strength Of Economic Recovery Unclear

The recent increase in energy prices could affect the economic recovery, but only if it continues for some time. That was part of the message from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday

April 16, 2002

Industrial Production & Consumer Prices Up, New Home Starts Down

New home starts in the United States took a hit in March, while industrial production was up sharply and consumer prices posted a modest gain

April 12, 2002

Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices Increase In March

Retail sales posted a slight increase in March, while wholesale prices took a sharp jump

April 2, 2002

Latest Manufacturing Numbers May Confuse

While most economic statistics are pointing to an upturn in the economy, new orders for manufactured goods decreased 0.1% and shipments fell 2.8% in February

April 1, 2002

Manufacturing Improves In March

Manufacturing in the United States is on the rebound

March 28, 2002

4th Quarter GDP Revised Upward

The latest economic recession was brief … at least by the numbers. The U.S. Commerce Department this morning reported the gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of the year increased at a 1.7% annual rate

March 26, 2002

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Mixed, Consumer Confidence Rebounds

New orders for durable goods posted a solid gain in February, while shipments took a turn in the opposite direction and consumer confidence surged in March

March 21, 2002

Industry Experts Share Forecasts At NTEA Economic Update

Leading U.S. economists told more than 80 attendees at the March 5 National Truck Equipment Association 2002 Economic Update in Orlando, Fla., that the recession affecting the commercial truck and transportation industry has reached a troug

March 20, 2002

Housing Starts Post Strong February Gain

Consumers continue to spend their way out of the recession and new figures show housing is still the hottest market

March 19, 2002

Interest Rates Unchanged

No surprise from the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. The Federal Open Market Committee decided to leave interest rates unchanged

March 15, 2002

Producer Prices & Industrial Production Point To Strong Recovery

Prices at the wholesale level moved slightly higher in February, while industrial production increased more than expected

March 13, 2002

Retail Sales Post Slight Gain During February

Total retail sales posted their biggest gain in four months during February, but the increase was less than some were predicting

March 12, 2002

Financing Still Tight

More than 4,000 carriers with five or more trucks closed their doors last year. It's enough to scare off any lender from giving you a loan to buy a truck

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