Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Ex-N.J. man pleads guilty in $650,000 embezzlement

Ex-N.J. man pleads guilty in $650,000 embezzlement

TRENTON, N.J. — A former New Jersey resident who was transportation manager for a shipping company has admitted embezzling more than $650,000 by making unauthorized ATM withdrawals using fuel cards he ordered for company truck drivers.

Rendell warns lawmakers to act on transportation

Rendell warns lawmakers to act on transportation

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Ed Rendell warned state lawmakers Tuesday of disaster if they fail to dedicate additional dollars for Pennsylvania's highways, bridges and mass transit agencies by the end of the year.

Senator Murray urges end to tariffs imposed by Mexico

Senator Murray urges end to tariffs imposed by Mexico

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., met with Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan to discuss the impact of Mexican tariffs on Washington state families, jobs, and agriculture industry. Murray urged the Mexican government to end the retaliatory tariffs that are harming Washington state families, and to use Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s upcoming visit to Washington as an opportunity to resolve the differences.

National damage from oil spill could be less if contained quickly

National damage from oil spill could be less if contained quickly

IHS Global Insight reports that while it is too early to make any final judgment about the economic damage resulting from last month’s oil spill off the Gulf Coast, assuming that the spill is contained quickly, the impact on some local industries could be large, but the national impact is likely to be small.

Pennsylvania Senate leader: explore more tolling options

Pennsylvania Senate leader: explore more tolling options

HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania's Senate majority leader says the state should explore tolling on other roads following the decision by federal transportation officials to deny a plan to put tolls on Interstate 80.

On-highway diesel up 4.4 cents

On-highway diesel up 4.4 cents

Weekly on-highway diesel prices were up 4.4 cents today from the week before, the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. That’s the highest price in a year and a half.

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