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Pelosi, Mnuchin Resume Pivotal Talks on New Stimulus for Economy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference Sept. 24. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference Sept. 24. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sept. 29 discussed the latest Democratic stimulus proposal in talks that will determine whether another coronavirus relief package gets enacted before the election.

Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2020
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence in US Posts Biggest Gain in 17 Years

Consumer confidence rose dramatically in September. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Consumer confidence rebounded in September by the most in more than 17 years as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the economy and job market, though sentiment remained below pre-pandemic levels.

Jarrell Dillard | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Lawmakers Propose Tighter Rules for New Airplanes

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.

September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls 1¢ to $2.394 in Fourth Consecutive Decline

Trucks near Mobil gas station Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The nationwide average price of diesel fuel fell by 1 cent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report released Sept. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2020
Government, Safety, Logistics

Trump Announces Shipping of Millions of Rapid Tests for States

President Trump speaks about coronavirus testing during an event in the Rose Garden. President Trump speaks about coronavirus testing during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 28 (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump announced plans to distribute millions of Abbott Laboratories’ 15-minute COVID-19 test in the coming weeks, a move aimed at expanding access and helping reopen schools that are seen as key to getting parents back to work.

September 28, 2020
Government

Infrastructure and the Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

Joe Biden (left), Donald Trump Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and President Donald Trump at various times have compared U.S. infrastructure with that in underdeveloped nations. (Biden by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News; Trump by Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump and former VP Joe Biden will square off in a presidential debate Sept. 29. Despite both men calling infrastructure a pressing national issue, don't count on the topic coming up. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi Says White House Has to Offer More on Stimulus

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill on Sept. 28. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill on Sept. 28. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House will have to agree to “much more” spending for a fresh round of stimulus if there is any hope of striking a deal before the election.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Trump Shows Off Lordstown Motors’ Endurance Electric Pickup Truck

President Trump With Lordstown Motors' Endurance Electric Pickup Truck President Trump speaks while Steve Burns, chief executive officer of Lordstown Motors Corp., right, listens during a tour of the new Endurance electric pickup truck on the South Lawn of the White House Sept. 28. (Ken Cedeno/Sipa via Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The day before traveling to Cleveland for his first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden, President Donald Trump inspected the new Endurance electric pickup truck from Ohio’s Lordstown Motors outside the White House, claiming success for boosting the region’s economy after General Motors shuttered its plant that made the Chevrolet Cruze.

Sabrina Eaton | cleveland.com
September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

US Judge Orders Stop to USPS Cuts, Echoing Others

A person drops applications for mail-in ballots into a mailbox in Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 18. A person drops applications for mail-in ballots into a mailbox in Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 18. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Sept. 28 in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election.

Maryclaire Dale | Associated Press
September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Rep. Bob Latta Introduces Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

Navistar TuSimple truck TuSimple is among the companies researching and testing autonomous technology.

The introduction of the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution, or SELF DRIVE, Act, by Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), aims to enhance the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s overview of autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2020

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