Thursday, January 18, 2018
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April NAFTA trade up over 2009, but down from previous month

April NAFTA trade up over 2009, but down from previous month

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 32.4 percent higher in April 2010 than in April 2009, reaching $65.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the Department of Transportation.

Consumer confidence tumbles in June

Consumer confidence tumbles in June

NEW YORK — Americans, worried about jobs and the sluggish economic recovery, had another relapse in confidence, causing a widely watched barometer to tumble in June.

Americans spend more in May, see incomes rise

Americans spend more in May, see incomes rise

WASHINGTON — Americans spent a little more in May but not enough to speed along the economic recovery.

YRC to sell logistics business to Austin Ventures

YRC to sell logistics business to Austin Ventures

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — YRC Worldwide Inc. on Friday said it will sell a portion of its YRC Logistics business to Austin Ventures, a strategic private equity investor. This logistics business will operate as a private company owned by Austin Ventures.

Regulators OK voluntary rail yard emission cuts

Regulators OK voluntary rail yard emission cuts

LOS ANGELES — State air regulators on Thursday approved a set of voluntary pollution cuts at the dirtiest rail yards in Southern California despite overwhelming objections from residents, local air regulators, port officials and environmental groups who called the agreement weak.

ATA Truck Tonnage index slips slightly in May

ATA Truck Tonnage index slips slightly in May

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.6 percent in May, which was the first month-to-month drop since February of this year.

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