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Friday, 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.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Retail sales began 2011 on a relatively promising note, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF). January retail sales, which include non-general merchandise like automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants, were $381.6 billion for a 0.3 percent increase from December and a 7.8 percent increase over January 2010, according to Commerce.
Friday, February 11, 2011
By now, you have probably seen the most recent batch of numbers from the Commerce Department regarding the trade deficit. In short, the data pretty much represents an ongoing trend. Commerce said that the international trade deficit increased 5.9 percent in December 2010, to $40.6 billion, up from $38.3 billion in November. And exports grew 1.8 percent, to $163.0 billion, and imports rose 2.6 percent, to $203.5 billion.
Monday, October 18, 2010
September retail sales showed slight gains, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Retail sales and business inventories hit levels in August that topped expectations. There are two ways to look at this, I suppose: one being economic expectations these days are relatively low, and the other being that it is—and will remain—a long, slow crawl back to a sustained economic recovery.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Retail sales in August showed modest increases, according to data released earlier today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The number of global manufacturers shipping to the United States slipped from June to July, according to data from Panjiva
Friday, August 13, 2010
A sputtering economy received a small dose of good news, with retail sales showing gains in July, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage.