WASHINGTON — The pillars of Americans' financial security — jobs and home values — will stay shaky well into 2011, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.
WASHINGTON—The Association of American Railroads today reported that U.S. railroads saw sharp gains in traffic for the week ending April 3, 2010, compared with levels from one year ago. U.S. railroads originated 290,217 carloads during the week, up 10.7 percent from the comparable week in 2009. This was the sixth consecutive week carload volume has topped year-over-year levels compared with 2009, while traffic was still down 11.8 percent compared with 2008.
WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that jobs remain scarce even as the economy recovers.
NEW YORK — Struggling trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. said Thursday it will take a noncash charge of about $108 million related to stock awards for its union employees.
MINNEAPOLIS — Dan Murray, vice president of research for the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), was presented Wednesday with the William K. Smith Distinguished Service Award from the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies.