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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Highway Project Reporting Bill

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will change the way it budgets and reports highway project costs as the result of a new law signed by Gov. Scott Walker on April 3.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government, Business

Mexico’s NAFTA Negotiator Optimistic for Deal by Early May

Guajardo Guajardo by Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo lowered expectations that the three NAFTA nations will reach an initial deal the week of April 9, saying instead he sees an 80% chance of an agreement by the first week of May.

Eric Martin and Cyntia Aurora Barrera Diaz | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2018
Government

Heidi King Nominated to Become NHTSA Administrator

Highway traffic Los Angeles Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Finance LP

Heidi King has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government

Minnesota Announces $1 Billion in Road and Bridge Projects in 2018

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Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced April 4 that $1.1 billion will be dedicated to state road and bridge projects that will be worked on throughout the year.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Stock Selloff Deepens Amid Trump Trade Jabs

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The selloff in U.S. stocks deepened April 6 as the White House’s latest trade bluster rattled global financial markets.

Jeremy Herron and Janine Wolf | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says There’s ‘Level of Risk’ of US-China Trade War

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there is “a level of risk” that the tariff dispute between the United States and China will erupt into a full-scale trade war, though he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the world’s two largest economies will resolve differences through negotiations.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Payrolls Rise Below-Forecast 103,000 as Wages Pick Up

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U.S. hiring cooled in March after a strong February while wages picked up, returning labor-market progress to a more sustainable pace that keeps the Federal Reserve on track for further interest-rate increases.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio Meets Amid Growing Optimism for Deal

Bob Lighthizer (right) U.S. trade representative; Chrystia Freeland (center) Canada's minister of foreign affairs and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (left) Mexico's secretary of economy. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Senior ministers from the three NAFTA countries are gathering in Washington amid growing signs of optimism that they could find common ground on the toughest issues.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Take ‘Very Serious Look’ at Amazon’s Business

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President Donald Trump said he will take a “very serious look” at Amazon and what he said is an “uneven playing field” the retailer enjoys against competitors.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Vows to Fight Trump Tariffs ‘to the End’ as Tension Rises

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President Donald Trump said the current trade spat with China may hurt the markets in the short term but that America will emerge stronger from it, as a confrontation that has roiled global equities heats up between the world’s largest economies.

Toluse Olorunnipa and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018

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