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Manufacturing Output Increases for Second Straight Month

auto factory Machines work on an assembly line at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in 2019. (Amr Alfiky/AP)

U.S. factory production rose slightly in August as resilient business investment more than offset a pullback in the output of consumer goods, consistent with steady manufacturing activity.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2022
Government, Business

DOT Awards Grant to Dismantle Detroit Highway

Pete Buttigieg Pete Buttigieg. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON — A long-delayed plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Sept. 15.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
September 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Rail Strike Averted as Unions Agree to Deal

A CSX locomotive A CSX locomotive is coupled to railway cars in Selkirk, N.Y., Sept. 14. (Hans Pennink/Associated Press)

A deal has been reached between union workers and six Class I railroads, averting a threatened strike that could have snarled the nation’s freight and passenger rail service.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

From Carmakers to Refiners, Industries Brace for Rail Strike

An Amtrak passenger train and a freight train head toward Chicago An Amtrak passenger train and a freight train head toward Chicago Wednesday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

Here’s how some industries are gauging the potential impacts and getting ready for the possible rail work stoppage.

September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

States Get Early Green Light to Spend Federal EV Funds

AV EV charging station under construction at an Ohio service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike An EV charging station location under construction at an Ohio service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike. (Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics)

Dozens of states from coast to coast will have early access to their share of $900 million in electric vehicle infrastructure funds thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy’s early approval of plans to locate chargers on more than 53,000 highway miles throughout the country.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2022
Government, Safety

FHWA Nominee Highlights Safety, Technologies at Senate Hearing

Shailen Bhatt FHWA nominee Shailen Bhatt's expertise comes in the fields of transportation safety and technology. (Business RadioX - Gwinett Studio via YouTube)

President Joe Biden’s choice to manage the national highway system pledged to promote safety along passenger and freight corridors and incorporate new technological features across the transportation landscape.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Real-Time Alerts Coming to Kansas Rural Freight Corridor

Kansas From left: Kansas Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam, Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz and Dave McCarty, who co-owns the McCarty Family Farms dairy business. (Kansas Department of Transportation)

Truckers driving through the U.S. Route 83 rural freight corridor in Kansas will benefit from a $6.67 million federal grant to help fund a long fiber optic network to deliver real-time traffic, weather and other useful information in that remote agricultural stretch.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

California Sues Amazon, Alleging Antitrust Law Violations

An Amazon headquarters building on the company's corporate campus in downtown Seattle An Amazon headquarters building on company's corporate campus in downtown Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — California is suing Amazon, accusing the company of violating the state’s antitrust laws by stifling competition and engaging in practices that push sellers to maintain higher prices on products on other sites.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Whistleblower Made $600,000 Off Short Sale, Jury Told

Nikola founder Trevor Milton (center) exits court on Sept. 12. Nikola founder Trevor Milton (center) exits court on Sept. 12. (Stephen Yang/Bloomberg News)

A former Nikola Corp. contractor whose allegations of fraud at the electric truck company helped spur a criminal investigation told a federal jury he made $600,000 off a short seller’s report on Nikola.

September 14, 2022

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