January 30, 2015 - Industry News
A first look at one of the widest measures of the U.S. economy shows activity cooled in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment
January 16, 2015 - Industry News
Consumer prices fell 0.4% in December from the month before, according to new U.S. Labor Department report, the biggest decline in six years.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Prices, Consumer Sentiment
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
UPS expects to transport more than 4 million return packages in the United States by the end of the first full week of January, the company announced.
Tags: UPS, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Shipping Service
Consumer confidence reached its most favorable level this month since the last cyclical peak was set in January 2007, according to the Thompson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers, released just before Christmas.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
Prices at the wholesale level in November gave up all the gains made the month before, led by declining energy costs, while consumers in the U.S. are feeling better than they have in many years.
Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Producer Prices
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Residential construction in the U.S. has rebounded but remains volatile, hitting an annual rate of just more than 1 million units for only the third time this year in September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Personal spending in the U.S. increased 0.5% in August from the month before, according to a new Commerce Department report. However, the pace may be slower than it should be to support the continued pace of manufacturing, says one analyst.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Sentiment, Personal Income, Personal Spending
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
Industrial production in the U.S. fell slightly in August, its first decline since January, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Reserve.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.4% in July for its sixth consecutive monthly gain, according to new Federal Reserve numbers, due in large part to a big increase in activity within the auto sector.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment, Producer Prices
June 13, 2014 - Industry News
Prices at the wholesale level declined in May for the first time in three months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, while a separate report shows consumer sentiment fell slightly but is relatively stable.
Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment
May 30, 2014 - Industry News
The 0.1% drop in personal consumption expenditures follows an upwardly revised 1% increase during March, which was the largest gain since August 2009 and is the first decline in a year.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment
May 16, 2014 - Industry News
Housing starts in the U.S. jumped again in April, while the number of new building permits issued hit it best level since 2008, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Consumer Sentiment
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors.
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Prices at the wholesale level increased 0.5% in March, the biggest hike since June, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report
Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Consumer Sentiment
February 16, 2014 - Industry News
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.
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
Industrial production in the United States increased in September, posting its biggest gain in seven months. This follows a report Friday showing shipments of manufactured durable goods hit their highest level on record going back to 1992 -- but consumer confidence took a nosedive.
Tags: Freight, Industrial Production, Durable Goods, Consumer Sentiment, Economy
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