Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Nation
Jobless benefit rolls drop sharply; new claims dip

Jobless benefit rolls drop sharply; new claims dip

WASHINGTON — The tally of laid-off workers continuing to claim jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in almost a year, suggesting that more unemployed workers may be finding work.

Bernanke says recovery on track despite headwinds

Bernanke says recovery on track despite headwinds

WASHINGTON — The European debt crisis is likely to have only a “modest” impact on the U.S. economic recovery as long as Wall Street stabilizes, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday.

Fertilizer plant, trucking company cited for fatal accident

Fertilizer plant, trucking company cited for fatal accident

MINNEAPOLIS — A Rosemount fertilizer plant and an Oklahoma trucking firm that employed two men who died in an ammonia accident have been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Iowa 80 Museum gets donation of 'bullnose' Kenworth

Iowa 80 Museum gets donation of 'bullnose' Kenworth

WALCOTT, IOWA — Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has recently received a gift from a long time trucking friend.

DOT employees join in run for truckers' healthcare fund

DOT employees join in run for truckers' healthcare fund

Some Department of Transportation runners recently joined 17-year-old Jazzy Jordan who has run across America to raise money and awareness for independent truckers with little or no health care.

Rather Reports looks at truckers working twice as hard to make less money

Rather Reports looks at truckers working twice as hard to make less money

DALLAS — Tonight's "Dan Rather Reports" on HDNet takes to the highway to look inside the business of big rig trucking, and how the long haul life — that the program says used to be lucrative and adventurous — is now one, the report claims, in which long and arduous weeks are spent away from home and the truckers are barely able to pay for the rigs they are driving.

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