Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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AAR: rail traffic still down for January

AAR: rail traffic still down for January

WASHINGTON – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Monday reported U.S. carloads for the month of January 2010 were down 0.7 percent at 1,056,684 carloads, compared with the same month last year, and down 17.7 percent compared with 2008. The Rail Time Indicators report, available at www.aar.org, comprises monthly rail traffic data framed with other key economic indicators to show how freight rail is tied to the broader U.S. economy.

Trade deficit jumps sharply in December

Trade deficit jumps sharply in December

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit surged to a larger-than-expected $40.18 billion in December, the biggest imbalance in 12 months. The wider deficit reflected a rebounding economy that is pushing up demand for imports.

New report: Consumers spent modestly in January

New report: Consumers spent modestly in January

NEW YORK — Americans backed off from holiday spending in January, but retail sales rose for a third month in a row compared with a year earlier, largely because of gas price hikes, according to figures released Wednesday by a key data service.

Job openings plunged by one-quarter last year

Job openings plunged by one-quarter last year

WASHINGTON — Finding a job got much tougher last year, as the number of available openings fell by nearly one quarter.

Wholesale inventories cut 0.8 percent in December

Wholesale inventories cut 0.8 percent in December

WASHINGTON — Businesses slashed wholesale inventories sharply in December, a much weaker showing than expected and a troubling sign that companies are still too pessimistic about the economy to begin restocking shelves on a sustained basis.

Schneider National expands regional driving opportunities in 2010

Schneider National expands regional driving opportunities in 2010

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider National today plans to grow its regional driving fleet to 2,500 this year, offering experienced drivers across the country an opportunity to enjoy the stability of a large carrier with weekly time at home or better, the company y says.

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