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October 12, 2001

Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop In 10 Years, Producer Prices Increase

Retail sales have posted their biggest drop in 10 years

October 10, 2001

Wholesale Inventories Down, Sales Up

The latest word is that wholesale inventories are down for the third consecutive month, and that could be good for trucking

October 4, 2001

ATA: 170,000 Drivers Could Be Called To Military Service

The American Trucking Associations is telling its motor carrier members that thousands of truck drivers who are in the armed forces reserves or members of the National Guard, could be called to active dut

October 4, 2001

Factory Orders Steady, Shipments Fall In August

Orders for goods from U.S. factories are holding steady, with the news taking analysts by surprise while shipments continued their decline

October 2, 2001

Fed Cuts Interest Rates For Ninth Time This Year

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the ninth time this year. Tuesday the Fed decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 2.5 percent

October 1, 2001

Manufacturing Slips As Expected In September

The first economic numbers since the Sept. 11 attack on America show manufacturing activity is still down

September 28, 2001

2nd Quarter GDP Revised Up, Outlook Still Bleak

Gross Domestic Product rose slightly in the second period, according to new numbers from the U.S Commerce Department, but dropped steeply from the growth rate earlier in the year

September 27, 2001

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Fall

New figures released Thursday show durable goods manufacturing and shipments fell during August

September 25, 2001

Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence in the American economy has taken a nosedive

September 24, 2001

LEI Shows Economic Uncertainty, Congress Poised To Beef Things Up

The latest economic news still paints an uncertain picture of the nation’s economy, but Congress is getting ready to move ahead with a plan to pump things up

September 20, 2001

Housing Starts Plunge, Trucking To Feel Effects

Trucking companies that rely on moving construction materials will no doubt be disappointed in the latest numbers on new housing starts

September 19, 2001

Magazine Poll: Supply Deliveries Continue to be Disrupted

Increased security continues to disrupt shipments of key manufacturing materials and parts in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentago

September 17, 2001

Inventories Fall, Sales Up In July

U.S. businesses managed to cut their inventories for the sixth straight month in July, while sales posted another increase

September 17, 2001

Fed Unexpectedly Lowers Interest Rates

In an unexpected move Monday morning, the Federal Reserve cut key interest rates just before U.S. financial markets reopened for the first time following last week’s terrorist attacks on America

September 14, 2001

New Economic Numbers Mixed, Terrorist Situation Adds To Uncertainty

New economic reports released this morning, coupled with the uncertainty and nervousness following Tuesday’s terrorist attack, are providing a more cloudy picture than ever about the economy

September 12, 2001

Terrorist Attacks Could Spell Trouble For Economy

Just as trucking was beginning to see signs of hope that the economic slowdown was starting to reverse itself, economists are concerned that the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., could send the U.S. into a recession

September 7, 2001

Wholesale Inventories Drop, Sparking More Economic Hope

There was more encouraging economic news this week for trucking, following earlier news that manufacturing may be starting to rebound. The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday morning the wholesale inventories in this country fell a hearty 0.7% in July

September 4, 2001

Manufacturing May Be Starting To Rebound

New figures released this morning indicate manufacturing in the United States is still slow, but is much better than it was at the beginning of the year

August 31, 2001

Manufacturing Sector Shows Signs Of Improvement

The manufacturing sector may be starting to show new signs of life. The U.S Commerce Department reported Friday morning factory orders increased 0.1% in July, while shipments were up 0.5% and factory inventories fell 0.6%

August 29, 2001

GDP Growth Anemic In Second Quarter

The U.S. economy is growing, but barely. New figures released this morning from the Commerce Department show economic growth increased 0.2% annual rate through the second quarter of the year, a downward revision from 0.7%

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