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January 30, 2002

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Interest rates will remain where they are for the time being

January 30, 2002

GDP Posts Fourth Quarter Increase

Updated 2 p.m. EST – It wasn’t much of an increase, but the economy did expand in the final quarter of 2001. This morning the U.S. Commerce Department released figures indicating the Gross Domestic Product grew 0.2% during the last three months of the year

January 29, 2002

Consumer Confidence & Durable Goods Orders/Shipments Increase

Two good pieces of news about the American economy were released Tuesday: Consumer confidence and durable goods orders and shipments are on the increase

January 25, 2002

2001 Heavy Truck Sales Numbers Plunge

Annual sales for U.S. heavy truck makers took a big hit last year, with every truck maker seeing declines in their retail sales

January 24, 2002

Greenspan Says Better Days Ahead For Economy

There are more signs an economic recovery is at hand…Fed Chairman Alan Greanspan is upbeat…for a change

January 22, 2002

U.S Economy Headed Toward Recovery, Says Group

The U.S. economy may be closer to seeing the end of the recession. On Tuesday morning The Conference Board reported its index of Leading Economic Indicators in December posted its biggest gain since February 1996 to 111.4

January 17, 2002

Home Starts Down For December, Up For Year

Construction of new homes fell in December, but final numbers for 2001 posted a solid gain

January 16, 2002

2001 Industrial Production Worst Since '82

Industrial production in the United States fell for the fifth straight month in December, ending a year with the worst record since 1982

January 15, 2002

December Retail Sales Better Than Expected

Retail sales were down the last month of the year, but not as much as expected

January 4, 2002

Unemployment Continues Increase, But More Slowly

Unemployment is continuing to increase in the United States, but not as rapidly. Friday morning the U.S. Labor Department reported the unemployment rate in December moved up to 5.8% as another 124,000 people were put out of work

January 3, 2002

Construction Spending, Joblessness Claims Up

Construction spending in the United States increased for the second month in a row during November, while unemployment increased slightly at the end of the year

January 2, 2002

Carrier Bankruptcies the "Worst Ever" Says Industry Researchers

Trucking has lived up to its reputation for the highest incidence of bankruptcy of any industry, says Transportation Technical Services

January 2, 2002

Latest Manufacturing Reports Shows Dramatic Improvements

U.S. manufacturing may be poised for a comeback. Figures released Wednesday indicate increased production in December, suggesting an almost year and half long slump could soon be over

December 28, 2001

Durable Goods, Jobless And Consumer Confidence Reports Released

Orders for durable goods in the United States took a nosedive in November and the latest numbers on initial jobless claims climbed slightly, but consumers are feeling better about the economy

December 23, 2001

Economic News Generally Improved Despite Further GDP Slip

The latest economic news leading up to the Christmas holiday was generally pretty good, despite an overall reduction in the Gross Domestic Product

December 18, 2001

Stark's Predicts Truck Sales To Hit Bottom In First Quarter

Heavy commercial truck manufacture in the United States, Canada and Mexico will yield a new bottom in the current business cycle during the first quarter of 2002, predicts Stark's Truck & Off-Highway Ledger

December 14, 2001

Production Inventories Fall, Consumer Prices Unchanged

Industrial production fell in November for the 14th month in a row

December 13, 2001

Retail Sales Dive, Wholesale Prices & Unemployment Fall

Retail sales have taken a beating while prices at the wholesale level and unemployment have improved

December 11, 2001

Interest Rates Cut, Manufacturers See Better Times While Wholesale Inventories, Sales Fall

Interest rates have been cut by the Federal Reserve Bank for the 11th time this year in a move to put some life into a weak American economy

December 10, 2001

Trucking Stocks Get Attention

Wall Street analysts, anticipating an economic recovery in the coming months, are recommending a number of trucking stocks to investors

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