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GDP Expands at Slowest Rate in Four Years

The U.S. economy grew at its slowest pace in four years in the first quarter, as the housing slump continued and the trade deficit expanded, the Commerce Department said Friday.

April 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

March Trucking Index Gains

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose 1.6% in March from a year ago, marking the first year-over-year increase since June, ATA said Thursday.

April 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Vitran’s 1Q Earnings Dip

Ambassador Bridge — TT File Photo

Toronto-based transportation firm Vitran Corp. said its first-quarter profit was $3.4 million or 25 cents a share, down from $3.8 million or 28 cents a year ago.

April 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Qualcomm’s Earnings Jump

Wireless-services provider Qualcomm Inc. reported its fiscal second-quarter profit jumped 22% to $726 million or 43 cents a share, from $593 million or 34 cents a year ago.

April 26, 2007
Business, Government

Fed Sees Some Upturns in Trucking Business

Rob Kruyt/ Bloomberg News

Federal Reserve districts reported some regional upturns in the trucking business, the Fed said in its latest “beige book” survey of economic conditions.

April 25, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

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April 25, 2007
Business, Government

ABF’s 1Q Profit Declines

Arkansas Best Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income fell to $4.8 million or 19 cents a share, from $6.1 million or 24 cents a year ago.

April 25, 2007
Business, Government

New Home Sales Rise 2.6%

New home sales rose for the first time in six months in March, gaining 2.6%, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

April 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Clears 23 Mexican Carriers For Cross-Border Pilot Project

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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April 25, 2007
Business, Government

Durables Orders Rise 3.4%

Durable goods orders rose 3.4% in March, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

April 25, 2007

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