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March 3, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending and Other Indicators Rise

UPDATED -- Consumers opened their wallets a little more in January than they did in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

February 28, 2014

Economic Watch: Fourth Quarter Growth Revised Downward

The estimated level of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of last year was revised sharply downward by the Commerce Department on Friday.

February 27, 2014

Trucking Increases Share of Total NAFTA Trade in December

Trucking increased its dominance over other transportation modes in December when it comes to hauling freight between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico.

February 27, 2014

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Shipments and Orders Fall

Shipments fell 0.4% in January from the month before, it’s third straight decline, after dropping 1.8% in December. Shipments of machinery led the decline, falling 2.6%.

February 26, 2014

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Best Since July 2008

Following several recent less than encouraging recent economic reports one was issued Wednesday showing things are high stepping in at least one segment.

February 25, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Slips

A measure of how consumers feel about the economy fell this month after increasing in January, according to the data from the private research group The Conference Board.

February 23, 2014

Economic Watch: U.S. Construction Starts Decline in January

The value of new construction starts fell 13% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, according to new figures released by industry data provider McGraw Hill Constructio

February 21, 2014

Economic Watch: January Existing Home Sales Drop

Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to a report released on Friday by the National Association of Realtors.

February 20, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing and Leading Index Up, Consumer Prices Tame

UPDATED -- U.S. manufacturing has hit is highest level in nearly four years, according to a report released Thursday

February 19, 2014

Cold Weather Freezes Out January Truck Tonnage

Like many other parts of the American economy, trucking felt negative effects in January due to extremely cold weather, snow and ice, according to just released figures.

February 19, 2014

Economic Watch: Housing Plummets, Producer Prices Edge Higher

Housing starts in the U.S. fell 16% last month while the number of permits issued for new construction declined for the third straight month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

February 17, 2014

Economic Watch: Retails Sales Forecast to Increase More in 2014

One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.

February 16, 2014

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Drops, Consumers Optimism Unchanged

Industrial production in the U.S. decreased 0.3% in January after having risen 0.3% in December, according to numbers from the U.S. Federal Reserve released on Friday. This decline in the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities is the largest drop since May 2009.

February 13, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Drop on Cold Weather, Weak Income Growth

Retail sales in the U.S. have fallen for a second straight month according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.

February 12, 2014

For-Hire Freight Index Hits Second Highest Level on Record

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1% in December from November, declining after a one-month rise, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures, but activity is still very healthy.

February 7, 2014

Freight Volume and Expenditures Drop in Latest Cass Index

North American shipment volumes and freight expenditures both continued the decline that began in December after the economy abruptly reversed direction near the end of last year, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

February 7, 2014

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls, Retail Sales to Head Higher

UPDATED -- Unemployment in the U.S. continues moving lower, but job growth is also weakening, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.

February 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Private Jobs Grow in January, Non-Manufacturing Activity Up

Private sector employment increased by 175,000 jobs from December to January, according to new report released Wednesday from the payroll service provider ADP.

February 4, 2014

Economic Watch: Factory Orders and Shipments, Falling Deficit, New Fed Chair

Shipments and new orders for factor good both declined in December, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department.

February 3, 2014

Economic Watch: January Manufacturing Slows, 2013 Construction Explodes

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the eighth consecutive month, but retreated from levels seen in December, say the nation's supply executives.

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