Warren Buffett considers rail traffic a good barometer for gauging economic health, and as the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Warren Buffett considers rail traffic a good barometer for gauging economic health, and as the operator of the largest U.S. railroad by sales, Union Pacific (UNP) has as good a view of this metric as any. Their take? Shipments of commodities such as farm products and coal remain strong, but those of consumer goods are slackening a bit.