June 26, 2015 - Industry News
American consumers are feeling better about the economy with one measure hitting its highest level since January.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
Economic Watch: American consumers opened their wallets a whole lot more in May, with consumer spending increasing the most in nearly six years.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Non-Manufacturing, Personal Income
June 1, 2015 - Industry News
Business conditions in the nation’s manufacturing sector turned around in May from the month before, while construction spending hit a six-year high. A weak spot? Consumer spending.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
The level of manufacturing in the U.S. was unchanged in April compared to the month before, according to a new survey of the nation’s purchasing managers.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
Consumer spending during December posted its biggest drop since September 2009, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report on Monday.
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
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Key economic indicators for October that were posted last week show mostly good news for trucking, including durable goods, home sales and consumer confidence.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
November 3, 2014 - Industry News
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending
October 31, 2014 - Industry News
Consumer spending in the U.S. declined in September for the first time in eight months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending
August 29, 2014 - Industry News
Consumers unexpectedly backed off on personal spending in July by just a bit, while income moved slightly higher, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, raising concerns that wages are not keeping up with household needs.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
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 15, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A new report shows consumer prices rising for the sixth straight month, with the Consumer Price Index increasing 0.3% in April from the month before, the biggest gain in 10 months.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Consumer Spending, Industrial Production
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A new report shows U.S. consumer spending in March took its biggest leap forward since August 2009.
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 191,000 jobs from February to March, according to the March ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
March 31, 2014 - Industry News
New figures show biggest driver of the U.S. economy increased last month while the overall economy grew more than estimated a month ago.
Tags: Economy, Freight, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Auto Sales, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
February 28, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Spending
January 31, 2014 - Industry News
Consumer spending in the U.S. posted modest gains in December and all of last year, according to new Commerce Department figures.
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy pace in the final quarter of last year amid a big jump in consumer spending, according to new Commerce Department figures.
December 31, 2013 - Industry News
The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
Unemployment moved down in November to its lowest level in five years and with it trucking added the most jobs in several months.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Consumer Spending
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A new U.S. Labor Department report shows there was a net gain of 204,000 jobs in the country during October, far more than economists were predicting, while trucking added just a few jobs.
September 27, 2013 - Industry News
Following a string of at least slightly encouraging economic reports, two new economic reports are disappointing. U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to a five-month low, while personal spending in August increased for the fourth consecutive month.
September 5, 2013 - Industry News
Although a "cavalcade of regulations" is expected to make it harder than ever to find drivers, an economy that continues to grow at a sub-potential rate means fleets don't have a lot of leverage when it comes to raising rates, according to John Larkin and fellow transportation analysts at the Stifel Nicolaus investment firm.
Tags: Drivers, Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Stifel Nicolaus
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