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The Waggoners Settles Suit Involving Software Usage

The Waggoners Trucking, a vehicle hauler based in Billings, Mont., said it paid $300,000 to a group that protects software copyrights to settle claims it used unlicensed copies of several popular applications.The Business Software Alliance said it received a complaint alleging The Waggoners had unli

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

March Consumer Sentiment Index Declines

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month following fuel price increases and a hitch in the stock market, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government

February Consumer Price Index Rises 0.4%

Consumer prices rose 0.4% in February, the Labor Department said Friday.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: A Fuel-Price Gusher

A funny thing happened just as some fleets were discussing reducing their fuel surcharges: Prices went flying again. Since Jan. 26, after five straight weekly increases, the average retail price of diesel is $2.626 a gallon, and climbing.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government

February Producer Price Index Gains 1.3%

The producer price index rose 1.3% in February, while the “core” rate rose by just 0.4%, the Labor Department reported Friday.

March 15, 2007
Business, Government

New York State Manufacturing Index Declines in March

Manufacturing growth in New York state fell off sharply this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Thursday.

March 15, 2007
Business, Government

House Passes Card Check for Union Representation

The House of Representatives approved a bill that would make it easier for labor unions to organize employees, but President Bush said he would veto the measure if it passed the Senate.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

January Transportation Services Index Declines 0.6%

The U.S. Transportation Department’s transportation services index fell 0.6% in January following a one-month increase in December, DOT said Wednesday.

March 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

North American Surface Trade Jumps 8.9% in 2006

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 8.9% last year over 2005 levels, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

March 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limits, Opening the Border

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. There is a lot more traffic and a lot more going on behind the wheel other than turning it, with cellphones, Global Positioning System and onboard computers.

March 14, 2007

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