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NAFTA trade up 37 percent in March

NAFTA trade up 37 percent in March

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 37.0 percent higher in March 2010 than in March 2009, reaching $69.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.9 % in April

ATA Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.9 % in April

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased for the sixth time in the last seven months, gaining another 0.9 percent in April. This followed a 0.4 percent increase in March. The latest improvement put the SA index at 110.2 (2000=100), which is the highest level since September 2008. Over the last seven months, the tonnage index grew a total of 6.5 percent.

Consumer spending posts weak April reading

Consumer spending posts weak April reading

WASHINGTON— Consumer spending was stagnant in April while incomes posted a tiny advance, signs that the economic recovery could slow.

New home sales jump 14.8 percent in April

New home sales jump 14.8 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes posted another large gain in April as buyers rushed to sign contracts before government tax credits expired.

Durable goods orders rise 2.9 percent in April

Durable goods orders rise 2.9 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in April, propelled by a rebound in demand for commercial aircraft.

ABF says union vote denied pay cuts

ABF says union vote denied pay cuts

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Arkansas Best Corp. says Teamsters union members have voted to reject proposed changes in a contract that would have cut wages by 15 percent.

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