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Consumer Confidence Declines in February

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month from a two-year high in January, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

February 16, 2007
Business, Government

Housing Starts Plunge to Lowest Level Since 1997

New housing starts plunged 14.3% in January to their lowest level in 10 years, the Commerce Department said Friday.

February 16, 2007
Business, Government

January Producer Price Index Declines 0.6%

The producer price index fell 0.6% in January, but the “core” rate rose, the Labor Department reported Friday.

February 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Parts of Pennsylvania Interstates Closed Following Ice Storm

A thick layer of ice kept parts of major highways closed in Pennsylvania Friday morning, a day after hundreds of drivers became stranded on a hilly stretch of Interstate 78 that was hit by this week’s big snow and ice storm, the Associated Press reported.

February 16, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government, Autonomous

Schneider, DHL Stepping Up Operations in China

Truckload carrier Schneider National said Thursday it received a business license from the Chinese government to begin trucking and logistics operations in that country.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close Monday for Presidents’ Day Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

February 15, 2007
Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Near Flat in February

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia area fell back to a near-flat level this month following a big jump in January, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

February 15, 2007
Business, Government

New York State Manufacturing Index Jumps in February

Manufacturing growth in New York state rebounded in February from January, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday.

February 15, 2007
Business, Government

U.S. Import Prices Decline in January, Labor Department Reports

The price of goods imported to the United States fell 1.2% in January, the most in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Demand Grows for Transportation Sales Agents

A time-honored axiom of business is that everything begins with a sale. It’s a truism that seems especially apt in the transportation industry. After all, motor carriers need to find freight to fill their trailers. Shippers need to find carriers to haul their commodities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 15, 2007

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