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Factory Orders Rise 0.9% in November

Factory orders rose 0.9% in November, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

January 4, 2007
Business

Navistar Announces Five-Year, $1.3 Billion Loan

Navistar International Corp. said Thursday it has received a commitment for a five-year $1.3 billion loan.

January 4, 2007
Business

New Unemployment Claims Jump 10,000 for Week

First-time U.S. jobless claims jumped 10,000 last week to 329,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

January 4, 2007
Business

Fed Minutes Cite Continued Inflation Concern

Federal Reserve officials said inflation was a top concern at their Dec. 12 meeting, according to minutes of the Fed’s Dec. 12 meeting released Wednesday.

January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Rebounds from Contraction

The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its manufacturing index for December rose to 51.4 from a 49.5 reading, which had been the first contraction in more than three years.

January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

EGL’s CEO Offers to Take Company Private in $1.2 Bln. Buyout

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer James Crane and an investment firm offered to take the company private in a $1.2 billion buyout, the company said.

January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

HOS Rules in Canada Took Effect This Week

New Canadian hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers took effect Monday, but officials said it was not clear when most provinces would adopt and enforce them.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: 68 Miles Per Hour (Continued)

It looks like the only way the big companies can save face with shippers and receivers is to force smaller companies like us to downgrade our services to match their dysfunctional programs.

January 3, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Dec. 28 - Jan. 3

FMCSA to Offer Driver-Training Grants • Groups Sue Army to Stop Trucking Nerve Gas • Cakeboxx Says Doorless Container Prevents Unauthorized Access

January 3, 2007
Business, Government

Construction Spending Declines for Third Straight Month

U.S. construction spending fell for a third straight month in November, declining 0.2%, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

January 3, 2007

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