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Judge rules Arrow Trucking violated labor law

Judge rules Arrow Trucking violated labor law

TULSA, Okla. — Former employees of bankrupt Arrow Trucking Co. will be allowed to file wage claims after a bankruptcy judge ruled the company violated federal law.

Homebuilders less confident in housing market

Homebuilders less confident in housing market

WASHINGTON — Homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market has sunk to the lowest level in more than a year, fresh evidence that the economic recovery is slowing.

Brake maker closing plant in SE Kansas

Brake maker closing plant in SE Kansas

IOLA, Kan. — About 160 jobs will be lost in southeast Kansas when a factory that makaes parts for commercial vehicle brakes is closed later this year.

Economists say recovery continues, but pace slows

Economists say recovery continues, but pace slows

NEW YORK — Economists say the U.S. recovery continued during the second quarter of this year with more businesses hiring workers and fewer cutting jobs, but the pace of growth has slowed, a new survey shows.

Consumer prices dip for third straight month

Consumer prices dip for third straight month

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices fell for the third straight month, offering some bargains to American shoppers. The Consumer Price Index, the government’s most closely watch inflation barometer, dipped 0.1 percent in June, the Labor Department reported Friday. Less expensive energy bills were a big factor behind the drop. Prices for some food items, airlines fares, computers, telephone service and personal care products also fell last month.

J.B. Hunt 2nd-quarter net income more than doubles

J.B. Hunt 2nd-quarter net income more than doubles

LOWELL, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. said on Thursday that its second-quarter net income more than doubled as demand for truck hauling increased.

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