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Workhorse Sees ‘Prolonged Process’ to Challenge USPS Award

USPS delivery vehicles outside a post office in Torrance, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) USPS delivery vehicles outside a post office in Torrance, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Workhorse Group Inc. said March 4 it sees a “prolonged process” as it attempts to challenge the loss of a massive U.S. Postal Service contract to build the agency’s next-generation fleet of delivery trucks.

Ari Natter and Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
March 4, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Tick Up to 745,000 as Layoffs Remain High

Unemployment A shuttered restaurant. (Cheney Orr/Bloomberg News)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

FedEx Sets Plan for Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040

FedEx A FedEx Express electric van. (FedEx Corp.)

FedEx Corp. announced plans to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040, with vehicle electrification a key tenet of the strategy.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 3, 2021
Government

Deputy DOT Pick Trottenberg Would Prioritize N.Y.-N.J. Rail Tunnel

Polly Trottenberg speaks at an event on the future of transportation in 2016. Polly Trottenberg speaks at an event on the future of transportation in 2016. (Chris Goodney/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s pick to be second in command at the U.S. Department of Transportation pledged March 3 to help the administration prioritize the proposed Gateway rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey if she is confirmed by the Senate.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Granholm Says Oil Industry Must Embrace Green Transition

Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee after testifying at her confirmation hearing for Energy Secretary on Jan. 27. (Jim Watson/AFP via Bloomberg News)

Jennifer Granholm used her first speech as U.S. energy secretary to warn oil and gas companies they risk being left behind unless they embrace a transition to cleaner sources of energy, while offering them an opportunity to partner with the new administration.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Frothy Cargo Market Spurs Vessel Owners to Flip Ships

containership Containerships in Hamburg, Germany. (lbrix/Getty Images)

Flip this ship. That’s exactly what some containership owners are opting to do, capitalizing on a hot ocean freight market that shows few signs of cooling off.

Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Jigar Shah to Run Energy Loan Office

Energy Department Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Energy Department has appointed Jigar Shah, a clean-power pioneer who helped bring solar into the mainstream, to run the loan-program unit that backed Tesla Inc. and failed solar manufacturer Solyndra.

March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

UPS Ships Out First Batch of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

A UPS truck loaded with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine A UPS truck heads out with a load of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. (NBC News/YouTube)

UPS Inc. began shipping out its first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines March 2, now that the single-dose vaccine for the coronavirus has emergency use authorization.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 2, 2021
Government, Business

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo following the announcement of her nomination Gina Raimondo at the announcement of her nomination as Commerce secretary. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Gina Raimondo easily won Senate confirmation as Commerce secretary, placing the Rhode Island governor at the heart of President Joe Biden’s efforts to revive the U.S. economy and confront alleged unfair trade practices by China.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2021

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