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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

December 7, 2001

Latest Economic News Mixed, Consumers Upbeat

The latest economic news is better in some areas and worse in others, while consumers don’t seem to be that worried about the state of the economy

December 3, 2001

Manufacturing Still Declining, But Not As Fast

Manufacturing activity in the United States is still in a decline, but at least the drop is not as fast

November 30, 2001

GDP Posts Bigger Drop Than First Thought

The latest word on the economy is that it’s shrinking faster than originally thought

November 29, 2001

Study Details Leasing Trends

Consolidation in the truck leasing industry has opened the door for new firms to enter, as the truck finance/lease market accounts for 9 percent of the Class 2 through Class 8 registrations

November 29, 2001

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Increase

Orders for durable goods skyrocketed in October, while shipments showed a nice increase as well

November 27, 2001

Consumer Confidence Falling

Consumers don’t feel too good about the American economy, despite predictions by some economists that things will soon turn around

November 27, 2001

Why Is My Insurance Going Up?

It may be a year or more before we know the full economic cost of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but one thing is almost certain: your insurance premiums will go up. Insurance brokers and agents are

November 24, 2001

Economic News Is Improved

There’s some better news about the American economy and for trucking the effects will be positive

November 19, 2001

Specialty Truck Markets Struggle to Sustain Growth

The current U.S. economic slowdown will restrain demand for some medium- and heavy-duty specialty trucks, but trucks that serve the basic needs of municipalities will help prevent significant loss of market share

November 19, 2001

Housing Starts Fall In October

Housing continues to prop up the rest of the economy

November 16, 2001

Industrial Production Continues Drop

Industrial production in the United States continues to decline

November 14, 2001

Retail Sales Skyrocket

Retail sales were much better than expected in October

November 9, 2001

Wholesale Prices Plunge, Trucking May See Some Benefits

Prices at the wholesale level in October fell by their largest amount in 12 years. The U.S. Labor Department reported today its Producer Price Index fell 1.6%, an unusually large decline, but this may translate into good news for trucking

November 7, 2001

Sales At Wholesale Level Drop Along With Inventories

The latest figures show sales at the wholesale level dropped during September while inventories eased a bit

November 6, 2001

Fed Lowers Interest Rates Again

The Federal Reserve today decided to lower interest rates for the 10th time this year

October 31, 2001

GDP Posts Biggest Drop Since 1991

The American economy is on the edge of officially being in a recession. On Wednesday the U.S. Commerce Department released news that the Gross Domestic Product through the third quarter of the year contracted at an annual rate of 0.4%

October 30, 2001

Consumer Confidence Takes A Nosedive

Consumer confidence has been counted on as being a key element to keep the U.S. economy from heading further south, but now it appears to be eroding, too

October 25, 2001

Economic Reports Show Effects Of Terrorist Attack

Even though the latest economic reports paint a picture of a dismal economy, there is some evidence that the full shock of the terrorist attacks to the economy was absorbed during September


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