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Mitch McConnell’s Criticized Pandemic Relief Bill Fails to Secure Senate Vote

McConnell McConnell via Susan Walsh/Associated Press

A new economic relief proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell short of passage in the chamber by a vote of 52-47.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Blue States Sue to Stop Trump’s Arctic Refuge Drilling Plan

Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. (US Fish and Wildlife Service/Getty Images)

A group of 15 Democrat-led states sued to block the Trump administration’s decision to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, alleging the plan fails to account for the danger to wildlife and climate-change impacts.

Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Reports Drop in Fiscal Q3 Earnings

Navistar Navistar International Corp.

A near 50% decline in truck sales, caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, resulted in Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp. reporting sharp losses in its fiscal third quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil Market Buckles Under Pressure of Pandemic’s Second Wave

Gas flares from pipes burn aboard an offshore platform in the Persian Gulf's Salmon Oil Field. Gas flares from pipes burn aboard an offshore platform in the Persian Gulf's Salmon Oil Field. (Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News)

Six months after the coronavirus pandemic’s initial punch, signs of a second wave are already emerging in the oil market.

September 9, 2020
Business, Top 100

FedEx Prepares for Unprecedented Surge Ahead of Holidays

A FedEx Ground truck FedEx Ground is expanding its year-round Sunday residential coverage to nearly 95% of the country. (FedEx)

FedEx Corp. is positioning itself for what it is predicting will be an unprecedented peak holiday shipping season, the company said Sept. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Announces Availability of Tribal Projects Grants

Tribal Projects Grant A construction truck leaves the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands in Massachusetts. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration announced the availability of $70 million through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects grant program Sept. 8.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Holiday Season Hiring Will Top 100,000 Amid E-Commerce Boom

UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal works to weather the holiday season. UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal works to weather the holiday season. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. said it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected avalanche of holiday packages from online orders this year as shoppers avoid stores during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Government, Business

US Job Openings Increased in July by More Than Forecast

A client stands outside a job center in Pearly, Miss., on Aug. 31. A client stands outside a job center in Pearly, Miss., on Aug. 31. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

U.S. job openings increased for a third straight month in July, consistent with a steady improvement in the labor market as the nation grinds its way forward from a pandemic-induced recession.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walmart Tests Drone Delivery Amid Escalating Competition With Amazon

Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. (Walmart)

Walmart Inc. is entering the drone delivery wars, its latest move to counter Amazon.com Inc.’s dominance in e-commerce as more Americans choose to shop from home.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fortistar, Paloma Dairy Partner on RNG Production to Fuel Trucks

Paloma An aerial view of Paloma Dairy during a corn silage harvest. (R VH via YouTube)

Private investment firm Fortistar and large family-owned Paloma Dairy announced they are constructing a dairy digester facility to capture methane and produce renewable natural gas to fuel the Class 8 market, as well as for a public utility.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2020

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