Gas prices retreated a few pennies from the $5 per gallon mark, but that might be little consolation for businesses that require moving products in trucks from point A to point B.
The latest national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline at the pump —$4.93—will also fail to appease motorists.
Elsewhere on the latest edition of the Quikrete Industry Dashboard, the existing home sales chart continued its downward trend. Total existing-home sales, which include completed transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, fell 3.4% from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.41 million in May.
Coming next: The Consumer Confidence Index will be updated June 28, with a report from the New York-based Conference Board.