Friday, January 19, 2018
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Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 4 weeks

Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 4 weeks

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second consecutive week, further evidence that the job market is slowing improving.

Saia shares leap after 1Q loss narrows

Saia shares leap after 1Q loss narrows

NEW YORK — Shares of trucking company Saia Inc. jumped Thursday after it said its first-quarter loss narrowed more than expected, mostly due to cost cutting and improved productivity.

NAFTA trade soars in February, compared to year before

NAFTA trade soars in February, compared to year before

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 24.1 percent higher in February 2010 than in February 2009, reaching $59.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Averitt Express launches intermodal services

Averitt Express launches intermodal services

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express said it is now providing intermodal services as part of its full-load/volume transportation services package.

Distracted driving index shows a 32 percent reduction in incidents

Distracted driving index shows a 32 percent reduction in incidents

SAN DIEGO — The incidence of distracted driving among new drivers in the SmartDrive Safety program was 10.8 percent in the first quarter this year, a 32 percent decline from the 15.8 percent reported in Q4 2009, according to the latest SmartDrive Distracted Driving Index, a quarterly benchmark of commercial fleet driving distraction rates. Commercial drivers with more time in the SmartDrive Safety program reduced their distraction rate to 6.2 percent.

Fed likely to sound confident note on recovery

Fed likely to sound confident note on recovery

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers are likely to deliver a fresh vote of confidence in the staying power of the recovery as signs multiply the economy is strengthening.

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