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Transport Topics business coverage focuses on the financial, economic, and commercial aspects of the modern freight business. Looking at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic forces shaping bottom lines, the news in this category includes labor news, jobs reports, tonnage and sales indicators, operations analysis, money and banking, mergers, acquisitions, e-commerce, bankruptcy, insurance issues, and more.

Business, Government, Logistics

U.K. Hedge Fund Seeks Rail Returns

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A British hedge fund that owns shares of U.S. railroads Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway, in addition to its previously disclosed holdings of CSX Corp., wants better returns from its U.S. rail holdings, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2007

Transport Topics Podcasts: AOBRDs and ELDs

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns programs. Episode 1 and 2 of Season Two, "The AOBRD Phaseout" and "What Does the Future Hold for ELDs?" are now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
March 12, 2019
Business, Government

April Import Prices Rise 1.3%

The price of goods imported to the United States rose 1.3% in April in a third straight gain, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2007
Business

Jobless Claims Fall by 9,000

Initial jobless claims fell by 9,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Falls as Inventories Rise

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

Crude oil futures prices fell to their lowest level in seven weeks Wednesday following an Energy Department report that showed inventories rose last week.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

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May 9, 2007
Business

Fed Holds Interest Rate at 5.25%

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

For a seventh straight time, the Federal Reserve Wednesday voted to keep the benchmark U.S. interest rate at 5.25%.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Senator Seeks Stricter Rules for Hazmat Drivers

TT File Photo

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has asked the Department of Homeland Security to come up with stronger guidelines for truckers who transport gasoline and other hazardous materials, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2007
Business

NPTC Continues to Back Longer Combination Vehicles

By Neil Abt, News Editor

This story appears in the May 7 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

May 9, 2007
Government, Business

Letters to the Editor: Opening the Mexican Border

These letters appear in the May 7 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

May 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Interpool’s 1Q Income Falls

Interpool Inc., a maker of shipping containers and chassis for intermodal container transportation, reported its first-quarter net income declined from a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2007

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