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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

March 8, 2002

U.S. Employment Picture Improves

Employment in the United States took an unexpected jump in February, the first gain since July and the largest in a year

March 6, 2002

Orders & Shipments Of Manufactured Goods Post January Increase

New figures show orders for and shipments of manufactured goods posted an increase in January

March 1, 2002

Manufacturing, Other Economic Indicators Increase

Business within the nation’s manufacturing sector has expanded for the first time in 18 months, and there’s better news when it comes to consumer spending, personal income and construction spending

February 28, 2002

GDP Revised Up For Final Quarter Of 2001

The U.S. economy did better in the fourth quarter than first thought. The Commerce Department released figures this morning showing the nation’s Gross Domestic Product grew at a 1.4% rate in the final quarter of last yea

February 27, 2002

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Increase In January

Updated 12:15 p.m. EST. Orders and shipments for durable goods and shipments posted a healthy increase in January, indicating the struggling manufacturing sector may soon be headed for a recovery

February 26, 2002

Consumer Confidence Drops In February

American consumers have turned a little fickle about the future of the economy

February 21, 2002

Economic Indicators Increase In January

There are more indications the American economy is poised for a turnaround. This morning the Conference Board reported its Index of Leading Economic Indicators increased 0.6% in January

February 15, 2002

Wholesale Prices Edge Up, Industrial Production Falls Slightly In January

Prices at the wholesale level increased very slightly in January, ending three straight months of declines

February 13, 2002

Retail Sales Show Improvement In January, Despite Overall Drop

Retail sales fell slightly in January, but the drop was due to a falloff in one area

February 5, 2002

Factory Orders & Shipments Post December Increase, Down For 2001

U.S. factory orders and shipments increased in December, adding hope the worst of the economic recession may be over

February 1, 2002

Manufacturing & Unemployment Improve

Manufacturing activity in the United States improved in January

January 31, 2002

Personal Income Up, Consumer Spending Down

Consumers have shaken off the economic shock of Sept. 11

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


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