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NAFTA Surface Trade Hits Record

Ambassador Bridge — TT File Photo

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 2.3% higher in March than in a year ago and reached the highest monthly level ever recorded, the Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Gains in May

The Institute for Supply Management’s May manufacturing index rose as new orders rose, ISM said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Sentiment Rises in May

U.S. consumer confidence rose in May from an eight-month low the previous month, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2007
Government, Business

Personal Spending Rises 0.5%

Consumer personal spending rose 0.5% in April, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

TravelCenters Buys Petro

TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America said late Wednesday it has acquired fellow truck stop chain Petro Stopping Centers for about $700 million.

May 31, 2007
Government

1Q GDP Revised Down to 0.6%

The U.S. economy grew by 0.6% in the first quarter, its slowest pace in more than four years  and less than initially estimated, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 31, 2007
Government, Business

Construction Spending Rises 0.1%

Construction spending rose 0.1% in April, for a third straight monthly increase, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 31, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Factory Index Rises in May

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region accelerated in May, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 31, 2007
Government

1Q GDP Revised Down to 0.6%

The U.S. economy grew by 0.6% in the first quarter, its slowest pace in more than four years  and less than initially estimated, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

April Truck Tonnage Declines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ advanced for-hire truck tonnage index April’s was 2.7% below the same month last year, the group said.

Transport Topics
May 30, 2007

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