U.S. stocks fell this week, dragging the Dow Jones Industrial Average below 10,000, as lower-than- estimated jobs growth and a worsening government debt crisis in Europe fueled concern the global economic recovery will slow.
Holiday sales are poised to rise from last year, based on the current volume of goods transported primarily by both truck and rail.
Makers of corrugated boxes will probably see a pick-up in demand for their products as recent gains in manufacturing indicate the U.S. expansion will be sustained in 2013.
U.S. stocks were little changed, after yesterday’s decline, as a slump in technology shares tempered signs that a slump in China’s factory output is easing and America’s housing market is improving.
"That trend in jobless claims suggests we are going to see another good job increase for October."
- Alan Gayle on Oct 23, 2014
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