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Consumer Confidence Falls to 26-Year Low

U.S. consumer confidence fell to a 26-year low this month, according to the Reuters/University of Michigan monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

April 11, 2008
Business, Government

Import Prices Jump 2.8% in March

The price of goods imported to the United States jumped 2.8% in March, the Labor Department said Friday.

April 11, 2008
Government, Business

U.S. Exporters Facing Container Shortages

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Many U.S. companies seeking to export their goods are facing shortages of containers to ship them, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

April 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Bruce Carlton Named NITL President

The National Industrial Transportation League said Bruce Carlton will become the group’s president on June 1. He will succeed interim president Annette Sandberg.

April 10, 2008
Government

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens in February

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The U.S. trade deficit jumped 5.7% in February, as an increase in imports topped the highest gain in exports in a year, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

April 10, 2008
Business, Government

Roadway Launches Expedited Ocean Service from China

YRC Worldwide unit Roadway has launched an expedited ocean service from China to the United States, the company said.

April 10, 2008
Business, Government

Oil Closes at New Record High

Edouard Gluck/Blooomberg News

Oil closed Wednesday at a record high price of $110.87 a barrel, after earlier topping $112 for the first time in intraday trading, the Associated Press reported.

April 9, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Transport Index Rises 2.7%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for February rose 2.7% from a year earlier, DOT said Wednesday.

April 9, 2008
Government

Wholesale Inventories Gain 1.1%

Wholesale inventories rose 1.1% in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

April 9, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Driver Training; Crashes, Cell Phones; Fuel Prices

As I understand the new driver-training rules, they indicate that a company cannot hire drivers if that company has a school for training those drivers. This is in conflict with every training institution in the country — if not the world.

April 9, 2008

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