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DHS Admits Computers Were Hacked

The Department of Homeland Security, the lead U.S. agency for fighting cyber threats, suffered more than 800 hacker break-ins, virus outbreaks and other computer security problems over two years, senior officials acknowledged to Congress, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2007
Government, Business

Midwest Storms Flood Roads, Bridges

Severe thunderstorms that dropped up to a foot of rain in the upper Midwest over the weekend washed out roads and bridges and killed five people stranded in their cars in Minnesota, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Menlo Wins $1.6 Bln. DoD Contract

Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc.’s  third-party logistics unit Menlo Worldwide has been selected as the prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

California to Boost Ethanol Content

The California Air Resources Board has approved more use of ethanol as part of several changes to its reformulated gasoline regulations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

U.S. Seeks to Boost Enforcement of Laws Restricting Cabotage

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded a grant to educate local and state enforcement officers about truck cabotage rules that forbid foreign carriers from hauling cargo point-to-point within the United States.

August 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

State Champions to Test Skill and Knowledge

More than 375 professional truck drivers from all 50 states are expected to compete this week in what American Trucking Associations calls the “Super Bowl of Safety” — the National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis.

August 20, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 5.1¢ to $2.847

The national average retail price of diesel fell 5.1 cents last week to $2.847 a gallon — its largest weekly drop since January — while the gasoline average fell 6.7 cents to $2.771 a gallon.

August 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Sets Conditions on Mexican Trucks Program

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

The Department of Transportation said that Mexican trucks will be allowed to operate throughout the United States under its pilot program as long as U.S. trucking companies have equal access south of the border, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 17, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Sentiment Index Falls to One-Year Low

U.S. consumer confidence fell to a one-year low this month, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 17, 2007
Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Stalls in August

Manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia area stalled in August, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2007

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