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.
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.
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.
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.
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.