PEORIA, Ill. — The top industry regulator — looking ahead to a series of wide-ranging policy initiatives this year — told truckers here that she has challenged her agency to think in new ways while advancing the federal safety agenda.
WASHINGTON — Shoppers jammed aisles and emptied stores of milk, bread and shovels ahead of a monster snow storm bearing down Friday on the Mid-Atlantic, with 30 inches or more forecast for the nation's capital. The federal government sent workers home early and subways ran light as people stayed home.
WASHINGTON — Two Congressmen with constituencies deeply involved in agriculture have drafted a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk that will ask the Obama administration to find a solution for the Mexican truck dispute that resulted in Mexico imposing tariffs on U.S. exports to that country.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend certain provisions of its drug testing procedures dealing with laboratory testing of urine specimens.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke today unveiled some of the details of the Obama administration’s plans announced last week during the State of the Union address to put Americans back to work.
NEW YORK — Many retailers reported modest sales gains for January, compared with a sharp decline a year ago, as limited racks of holiday clearance items failed to entice shoppers to spend more freely. But the well-off seem to be back to splurging.