Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Rises

Manufacturing levels strengthened in the Philadelphia area this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

November 15, 2007
Business, Government

N.Y. State Manufacturing Index Slips

Manufacturing growth in New York state dipped in October, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday.

November 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Transportation Index Slips in September

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for September fell 1.6% compared with a year ago, DOT said Wednesday.

November 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TxDOT Recommends Use of Existing Highways in Trans-Texas Corridor

The Texas Department of Transportation said that existing highways could be incorporated into the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor, a planned 4,000 mile superhighway that would incorporate tolling and truck-only lanes.

November 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Savannah Port Enrolls Workers in TWIC

The Transportation Safety Administration said that that beginning Thursday, some 23,000 workers from the Port of Savannah, including truck drivers, are expected to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program.

November 14, 2007
Business, Government

Business Inventories Gain 0.4%

Business inventories rose 0.4% in September, while sales increased 0.6%, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

November 14, 2007
Government

October PPI Gains 0.1%

Prices paid to U.S. producers rose 0.1% in October, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

November 14, 2007
Business, Government

Retail Sales Rise 0.2% in October

Retail sales rose 0.2% in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

November 14, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Soars 12.2 cents to Record High of $3.425

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pix

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel reached a new all-time record, jumping 12.2 cents to $3.425, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

November 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Legislators Drop Amendment to Block I-80 Tolls

An amendment that would have blocked tolling on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania was dropped from the 2008 federal transportation appropriations legislation, said the congressmen who introduced the measure

November 13, 2007

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