ATLANTA — In a good sign for the U.S. economy, shipping giant UPS said Wednesday it is firing on all cylinders and posted a 33 percent increase in first-quarter earnings per share.
WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid off people signing up for unemployment benefits rose sharply for the second straight week, suggesting that jobs are still hard to come by even as the economic recovery gains traction.
WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.3 percent in February from its January level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Wednesday.
LOWELL, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit rose 21.9 percent as it benefited from more truck-to-rail traffic and a profit in truck shipments
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Volvo Group, parent company of Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks, both with headquarters here, Wednesday announced several management appointments.
WASHINGTON — Consumer prices edged up a modest amount in March with prices outside of food and energy rising at the slowest pace over the past 12 months in six years. Despite the good inflation news, household budgets remained under pressure as hourly earnings fell again