Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Pilot mergers account for half of Haslam jobs creation claim

Pilot mergers account for half of Haslam jobs creation claim

BELLS, Tenn. — On the campaign trail and in television ads, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam boasts of his role in creating 11,000 jobs as an executive with family-owned Pilot Corp.

FedEx says economic recovery is broadening

FedEx says economic recovery is broadening

NEW YORK — FedEx says the global economic recovery is broadening, as Asia continues to see strong growth and the U.S. economy gains steam.

Arkansas trucking firm placed in receivership

Arkansas trucking firm placed in receivership

FORT SMITH, Ark. — A Fort Smith trucking company has been placed into receivership and stopped all its over the road operations.

First-time jobless claims drop slightly

First-time jobless claims drop slightly

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers requesting jobless benefits fell slightly last week for the third straight time. But initial claims remain above levels that would signal net job gains.

Teamsters to discuss possible contract relief for ABF

Teamsters to discuss possible contract relief for ABF

WASHINGTON — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has scheduled a Thursday conference call for its Arkansas Best Freight members to discuss possible modifications to the National Master Freight Agreement, the contract under which union workers are employed at the less-than-truckload carrier.

February wholesale prices drop 0.6 percent

February wholesale prices drop 0.6 percent

WASHINGTON — Prices at the wholesale level plunged in February by the largest amount in seven months as a big drop in energy prices offset higher food costs.

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