September 28, 2016 - Industry News
A preliminary report shows new orders and shipments for big-ticket manufactured durable goods lost steam in August. Inside the report, however, is some evidence that business investment for the long term is increasing.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales
September 2, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. economy continued adding more jobs in August but at a slightly slower pace, leading to expectations the Federal Reserve will punt on a possible interest rate hike later this month. A separate report shows factory orders rebounded in the biggest gain in nine months.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Employment, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
July 27, 2016 - Industry News
While new orders for manufactured durable goods plunged in June, a closely watched economic indicator shows a gain for the first time in three months, as a separate report shows a big hike in new home sales and another is calling for even better retail sales.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
June 24, 2016 - Industry News
Orders and shipments of long-lasting durable goods fell in May, according to a preliminary Commerce Department report. One measure of business investment fell by the most in three months, but other reports show homes and consumers remain a cornerstone of the economy.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment
May 26, 2016 - Industry News
Orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods surged in April, but the hike is a bit deceptive if you don’t dig below the surface of Commerce Department numbers.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
Orders for durable goods recovered only somewhat in March following a big decline, and a key economic indicator within the measure failed to improve, adding to recent indications a slump in manufacturing is far from over.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales
March 25, 2016 - Industry News
Growth in the overall American economy in the final quarter of last year improved by double the government's initial estimate, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report released Friday. A separate reports shows the country’s manufacturing sector is still sluggish but housing continues to do well.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product
February 26, 2016 - Industry News
Following a raft of disappointing economic news, there are new encouraging signs about the health of the American economic, with improvements in some of the most closely watched measures – including the beleaguered manufacturing sector.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment, Personal Income, Personal Spending, Gross Domestic Product
January 28, 2016 - Industry News
New orders for long-lasting durable goods plunged in December while shipments also fell, according to an advance report on Thursday from the U.S. Commerce Department, following a decision by the Federal Reserve to not raise a key interest rate.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Federal Reserve
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments
December 23, 2015 - Industry News
Two days before Christmas, the Commerce Department released three reports on the U.S. economy. When put together, they show a solid performance, though not as strong as it has been or some would like.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Starts, Home Building, Personal Spending
December 1, 2015 - Industry News
A closely watched gauge of activity within the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it not only declined for the fifth straight month, but also that activity contracted during November for the first time in three years, according to the nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Industrial Production, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
October 27, 2015 - Industry News
A stretch of recently leaner times for at least one part of the nation’s manufacturing sector could be nearing an end, despite a new report showing lower new orders.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Economic watchers got a mixed bag of reports on Thursday. One showed an easing in part of the manufacturing sector, including a measure of business investment. However, two others were upbeat regarding housing and the upcoming holiday sales season.
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
New orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods rebounded in June following two straight monthly drops, while business investment also turned around, according to the Commerce Department.
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
New orders for factory-made goods continue to disappoint, falling 0.4% in April from the month before and marking the eighth decline in the last nine months.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
An advance report shows both new orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods declined in April, but a key indicator increased for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Non-Manufacturing
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
Orders for big ticket, long lasting durable goods increased 4% in March, the biggest gain in eight months, but a key indicator of business investment fell for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Prices
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
A full report on activity at U.S. factories in December shows drops in both shipments and new orders, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Shipments of U.S. manufactured durable goods, those designed to last three years or more, rebounded in December but new orders turned in its worst performance since August, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The value of the production of goods and services in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year increased at an annual rate of 5%, according to a third estimate from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods
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
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
An advance report shows shipments of durable goods increased just slightly last month while new orders fell for the second straight month.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods
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