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Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Closes at Record $78.21 a Barrel

Crude oil futures closed at a record $78.21 a barrel Tuesday, breaking the previous closing-price record of $77.03 set last summer, the Associated Press reported.

August 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Slips in July

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index fell in July, ISM said Wednesday.

August 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

After 8 Years, Va. ‘Mixing Bowl’ Construction Finishes

After eight years of construction, work on the $676 million Springfield interchange in Northern Virginia, site of one of the East Coast’s worst bottlenecks, is complete.

July 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Gains 5.2%

Rebecca Cook for TT

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 5.2% higher in May than a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

July 31, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 0.3¢ to $2.886; Gasoline Tumbles Again

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price dipped 0.3 cent to $2.886 a gallon, while gasoline continued its downward trend, falling 8.2 cents to $2.876, the Energy Department said Monday.

July 31, 2007
Government, Business

Construction Spending Declines 0.3%

Construction spending fell 0.3% in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

July 31, 2007
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Gains in July

U.S. consumer confidence rose this month, the New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday.

July 31, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Drops

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region declined in July, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Tuesday.

July 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Letter to the Editor: Hours-of-Service Ruling

July 31, 2007
Government, Business

Personal Spending Rises 0.1% in June

Consumer personal spending edged up 0.1% in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

July 31, 2007

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