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WTO: US Tariffs on China Are Illegal

A WTO panel ruled Sept. 15 that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods are illegal. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House on Sept. 14. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

A World Trade Organization panel ruled Sept. 15 that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating Beijing even if the United States has all but incapacitated the WTO’s ability to hand down a final, binding verdict.

Jamey Keaten | Associated Press
September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Industrial Production Growth Slows, Up 0.4% in August

Industrial production rose a modest 0.4% in August. Ford Motor line workers put together ventilators at the Ford Motor Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., in May. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

U.S. industrial production slowed to a modest increase of 0.4% in August, far weaker than the strong bounceback recorded in previous months when factories were coming back to life.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
September 15, 2020
Government, Safety

Hurricane Sally Slows, Gathering Deluge for the Gulf Coast

Hurricane Sally is moving toward the Gulf Coast. Vinny Pero, 2, walks with his mom Nikita Pero on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi, Miss., before Hurricane Sally's landfall. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Hurricane Sally, a plodding storm with winds of 85 mph, crept toward the northern Gulf Coast early Sept. 15 as forecasters warned of potentially deadly storm surges and flash floods with up to 2 feet of rain and the possibility of tornadoes.

September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

National Average Price of Diesel Sheds 1.3¢ in Second Consecutive Decline

A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel to a station in Florida. (Truck PR/Flickr)

The national average price of diesel dropped 1.3 cents a gallon to $2.422, the Energy Information Administration reported Sept. 14. Diesel costs 56.5 cents a gallon less than it did a year ago after the second straight weekly drop.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 14, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Daimler AG to Pay $1.5 Billion to Settle Emissions Cheating Probes

Daimler AG will pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes. Jeff Clark, assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference in Washington on Sept. 14. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Sept. 14.

Michael Balsamo and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 14, 2020
Government

Deadlines Come and Go for National Highway Laws

John Barrasso John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) heads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which gave a five-year, $287 billion surface transportation bill unanimous backing last year. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News)

When the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee gave a five-year, $287 billion surface transportation bill unanimous backing last year, meeting a reauthorizing deadline of Sept. 30, 2020, seemed realistic. That was then, this is now. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2020
Government, Business

House Aims to Pass Stopgap Government-Funding Bill Week of Sept. 21

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House would look to pass a stopgap bill next week. U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House would look to pass a stopgap bill next week. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The House is aiming to vote the week of Sept. 21 on a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open when the fiscal year ends Oct. 1, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

House Considers Electric Vehicles Legislation

Electric vehicles at charging station Electric vehicles at a public charging station. (Sven Loeffler/Getty Images)

Senate-passed legislation meant to promote access to electric vehicles around the country will be under consideration before the U.S. House of Representatives this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Hurricane Sally to Hit New Orleans, Alabama Coast

A satellite photo of Sally, then a tropical storm, late Sept. 13. A satellite photo of Sally, at this point a tropical storm, late Sept. 13. It has since been classified as a hurricane. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Sally will begin hammering the U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding rains late Sept. 14, before making landfall between New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., and potentially causing as much as $3 billion in losses and damage.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Alabama Awards $1.5 Million for Infrastructure Projects

Ivey Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a past press conference. (Kim Chandler, File/Associated Press)

Leading Alabama officials have announced $1.5 million in funding will be awarded to cities and counties for local road and bridge projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2020

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