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Friday, April 29, 2011

The economic outlook these days needs to be approached with a guarded view despite the optimistic view being taken by some.
Posted on 04/29 at 08:37 AM
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Friday, March 04, 2011

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve released the most recent edition of its “Beige Book,” which tracks economic activity. This edition covers the period from January 3-February 18. A look at the results seems to be in line with many other economic indices, many of which have the same theme. That theme being something like this: “things are moving at a slow and steady pace, with cautious signs of improvement.”
Posted on 03/04 at 12:04 PM
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Friday, February 18, 2011

As I have discussed before, housing and unemployment remain a drag on the economy, but there are other things happening that are positive, including higher U.S. export volumes, the slow process of credit availability becoming more prevalent, sequential increases in GDP growth, and promising manufacturing data showing strong momentum.
Posted on 02/18 at 01:54 AM
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Most Americans have high expectations for the nation’s businesses, but the vast majority also thinks Corporate America failed to meet those expectations in 2010
Posted on 01/11 at 12:15 PM
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Friday, December 17, 2010

We asked SAGE ADVICE columnists John Gentle and Wayne Bourne to answer a few questions in an effort to neatly summarize the past 11 months and help shippers prepare for the road ahead in 2011. Here’s what they had to say:
Posted on 12/17 at 10:43 AM
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

With four straight months of sales gains under their belts and with the holiday season fast approaching, retailers have reason for optimism as consumer spending finally shows momentum
Posted on 11/16 at 12:28 PM
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

While unemployment remained high and foreclosures were on the rise, California’s exporters turned in another strong performance in September.
Posted on 11/11 at 05:22 AM
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul this week, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have noted that small- to medium-sized U.S. shippers may have an easier time of “going global” in the future.
Posted on 11/10 at 05:38 AM
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