Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Jobless claims rise on snow-related layoffs

Jobless claims rise on snow-related layoffs

WASHINGTON — The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise.

ATA Truck Tonnage index jumped 3.1 percent in January

ATA Truck Tonnage index jumped 3.1 percent in January

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.1 percent in January, following a revised 1.3 percent increase in December 2009.

New home sales hit record low in January

New home sales hit record low in January

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes plunged to a record low in January, underscoring the formidable challenges facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades.

Navistar program retains talent, helps community

Navistar program retains talent, helps community

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — While the sluggish economy continues to spawn employee layoffs, one company has launched a program that gives employees a chance to work in the community instead of a pink slip.

YRC Worldwide closes debt deal

YRC Worldwide closes debt deal

NEW YORK — YRC Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday said it closed on the first tranche of a private placement of $70 million of unsecured 6 percent senior notes.

Oregon officials probe trucking company's green tax credits

Oregon officials probe trucking company's green tax credits

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon state officials are investigating a Texas trucking company that received millions of dollars in green energy tax credits in recent years while providing few Oregon jobs or environmental benefits.

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