Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Unemployment rate unchanged as 36,000 jobs lost, trucking loses 4,300

Unemployment rate unchanged as 36,000 jobs lost, trucking loses 4,300

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent in February as employers shed fewer jobs than expected, evidence that the job market may be slowly healing.

Factory orders post 1.7 percent January rise

Factory orders post 1.7 percent January rise

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories posted the biggest increase in four months in January, led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. The increase was another sign that manufacturing is helping to support the economic recovery.

ISM: Service sector growth accelerates in February

ISM: Service sector growth accelerates in February

NEW YORK — Growth in the U.S. service sector accelerated in February to its fastest pace in more than two years, but jobs remained hard to find.

USA Truck receives Grainger’s 2009 Carrier of the Year Award

USA Truck receives Grainger’s 2009 Carrier of the Year Award

VAN BUREN, Ark. — USA Truck Inc. was presented with W.W. Grainger’s prestigious Partners in Performance Award, Carrier of the Year, for 2009 at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held last week in Schaumburg, Ill., the trucking company said.

Economy grows, but snowstorms bite into some areas

Economy grows, but snowstorms bite into some areas

WASHINGTON — The economy continues to grow slowly even though harsh snowstorms crimped activity in some parts of the country last month.

Dec. NAFTA trade up 10.5 percent from previous year

Dec. NAFTA trade up 10.5 percent from previous year

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 10.5 percent higher in December 2009 than in December 2008, with a value of $58.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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