Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Leading indicators rise more slowly in February

Leading indicators rise more slowly in February

NEW YORK — A gauge of future economic activity rose 0.1 percent in February, suggesting slow economic growth this summer.

NAFTA trade fell at record pace in 2009

NAFTA trade fell at record pace in 2009

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico decreased by 23.3 percent in 2009 compared to 2008, dropping to $637 billion. The 23.3 percent decline in trade was the largest year-to-year decline for the 15 years covered by the data, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NAFTA went into effect in 1994 .

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.

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