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Businesses Are Already Benefitting As More Of The U.S. Gets Vaccinated

9 days ago   |   By NPR

Newly vaccinated Americans are eating out, getting haircuts, going to sporting events and traveling again - giving a lift to businesses that have been largely shuttered for over a year.
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U.S. Heavy Truck Sales up Sharply Year-over-year in April

U.S. Heavy Truck Sales up Sharply Year-over-year in April

10 days ago   |   By Calculated Risk

The following graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is the April 2021 seasonally adjusted annual sales rate .
Heavy truck sales really collapsed during the great recession, falling to a low of 180 thousand SAAR in May 2009. Then heavy truck sales increased to a new all time high of 575 thousand SAAR in September 2019.
However heavy truck sales started declining in late 2019 due to lower oil prices.
Note: "Heavy trucks - trucks more than 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight."
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