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Philadelphia Factory Index Declines

Manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia area slowed in July, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said.

July 19, 2007
Government, Business

Leading Economic Indicators Fall

An index of leading economic indicators fell 0.3% in June, the New York-based Conference Board said Thursday.

July 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight’s Second-Quarter Earnings Improve

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation’s second-quarter profit rose to $18.2 million or 21 cents a share, from $18.1 million or 21 cents a year ago.

July 19, 2007
Government, Business

UPS, Teamsters Suspend Talks

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. and the Teamsters union said they have temporarily suspended contract talks, citing differences on pensions and benefits.

July 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Signs Transportation Measure

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed. Rendell (D) signed a bill into law Wednesday to put nearly $1 billion on average in annual funding for the state’s roads, bridges and public transit systems.

July 18, 2007
Business, Government

June Consumer Price Index Rises 0.2%

The consumer price index rose 0.2% in June, the smallest gain in five months, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

July 18, 2007
Business, Government

Housing Starts Climb 2.3%

Housing starts rose 2.3% last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

July 18, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Railroads, Unions Reach Tentative Pact

TT File Photo

Major U.S. freight railroads reached tentative agreements Tuesday with five rail labor unions representing about 30,000 unionized employees, the National Carriers' Conference Committee said.

July 18, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Groups Back Tax Breaks for Onboard Power Units

American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance Tuesday urged state and provincial governments to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage truckers to use truck idling reduction technology.

July 17, 2007
Business, Equipment, Safety, Government

State Lawmakers Block N.Y.C. Congestion-Fee Plan

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

New York state lawmakers Monday put the brakes on New York City’s plan to charge congestion fees on cars and trucks in the city’s business district, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

July 17, 2007

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