Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Wabash National sees demand improving, hires workers

Wabash National sees demand improving, hires workers

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wabash National Corp. has hired 100 temporary associates with plans to hire 90 more during the quarter, the semi trailer builder said.

Business inventories flat in January

Business inventories flat in January

WASHINGTON — Business inventories were basically flat in January even though sales rose for an eighth consecutive month.

Good surprise! Retails sales foil prediction, rise 0.3 percent

Good surprise! Retails sales foil prediction, rise 0.3 percent

WASHINGTON — Retail sales posted a surprising increase in February as consumers did not let major snowstorms stop them from storming the malls. The advance, the biggest since November, provided hope that the recovery from the Great Recession is gaining momentum.

Feb. rail traffic affected by snow in East; ‘prospects brighter’

Feb. rail traffic affected by snow in East; ‘prospects brighter’

WASHINGTON — U.S. freight railroads in February saw a 1.5 percent decline in carloads compared with the same month last year and a decline of 15.6 percent compared with the same month in 2008, the Association of American Railroads reported.

Fleet One supports U.S. troops through Operation Homefront

Fleet One supports U.S. troops through Operation Homefront

NASHVILLE — Fleet One says it is proudly showing its American pride by offering the Operation Homefront fuel card to customers who are searching for a tangible way to support U.S. troops while saving money on their fuel expenses. When a driver fills up with the Operation Homefront fuel card, Fleet One will make a donation directly to the organization, up to $250,000 every year.

Trade deficit shrinks as auto and oil imports drop

Trade deficit shrinks as auto and oil imports drop

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly shrank in January, reflecting a big drop in imports of oil and foreign cars. American exports also fell, a potential blow to hopes that the economic recovery will be aided this year by U.S. sales abroad.

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