Durable Goods

By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2011
When it comes to the economy, the term sideways is perfectly appropriate. How else is there to explain the constant state of “sameness” on a month-to-month basis? This sentiment could apply to several economic indicators like retail sales, industrial production and transportation volumes to name a few.
By Jeff Berman · July 27, 2011
At a time when economic momentum continues to fluctuate, new orders for durable goods showed in June did nothing to quell that notion, falling 2.1 percent—or $4.0 billion.
By Jeff Berman · May 25, 2011
With freight volumes moderating in recent weeks and demand seeing a mild decline, the United States Department of Commerce reported today that new orders for manufactured durable goods in April dipped 3.6 percent—or $7.1 billion—to $189.9 billion.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2011
In a sign that the economic recovery is showing some more positive signals, the Department of Commerce reported this week that new orders for manufactured durable goods in January went up $5.3 billion—or 2.7 percent—to $200.5 billion.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2010
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage.
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