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Trucking sales have picked up

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Trucking sales have picked up

While other parts of the U.S. economy stagger along the road to recovery, the trucking industry is cruising along, performing better than the economy at large. Sales at privately owned general freight and specialized freight trucking companies are up  more than 14 percent over the last 12 months, according to a financial statement analysis of privately held companies by Sageworks. ...

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Private companies paying bills later - Sageworks Stats @ Forbes.com

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Private companies paying bills later - Sageworks Stats @ Forbes.com

U.S. companies continued to guard their cash flows despite increasing sales in 2011, reflecting continued uncertainty in the economic recovery and slower paying customers. Privately held businesses, which account for up to 70 percent of GDP and generate 80 percent of new jobs, stretched their average time for making payments to the highest level in a decade. ...

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What hiring will 2012 bring?

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
What hiring will 2012 bring?

The key to improved hiring will be businesses’ attitudes about adding workers, and financial information company Sageworks recently found some encouraging data. ...

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Are things getting better for small business?

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Are things getting better for small business?

After months of understandable pessimism, small business owners caught a bit of holiday-time cheer. By most measures, recent retail sales have been better than analysts expected going into the 2011 holiday season. ...

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Forbes - Sageworks Stats: Where the jobs are

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Forbes - Sageworks Stats: Where the jobs are

November's job report Friday held positive news in the lower unemployment rate even though employers added fewer workers to their payrolls than had been forecast and average hourly earnings ticked down by 0.1 percent. ...

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