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Trump Says He’ll Place Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum From Argentina, Brazil

Steel plant Martin Divisek/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Dec. 2 accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate.

Darlene Superville | Associated Press
December 2, 2019
Government, Business

White House in Pre-Thanksgiving Push to Get USMCA to Finish Line

Donald Trump U.S. President Donald Trump by Susan Walsh/Associated Press

The White House is pushing to wrap final negotiations with Democrats on President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, by meeting with the Mexican deputy foreign minister Nov. 27.

November 27, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

ELFA: October Equipment Financing and Leasing Up 14%

Signing documents Getty Images

An index that measures equipment financing and leasing trends showed business activity in October up 14% year-over-year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2019
Government

US Senate Confirms Kramer as CFO at USDOT

The U.S. Senate on Nov. 21 easily confirmed John Kramer to become chief financial officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Presidential Candidates Will Talk Infrastructure at Forum

Democratic candidates at debate Democratic presidential candidates, shown at the Nov. 20 debate, include Cory Booker (from left) Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer. (John Bazemore/AP)

A group of transportation and manufacturing associations will host a forum for presidential candidates to discuss infrastructure issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

US Economy Grew at Moderate 2.1% Annual Rate Last Quarter

GM cars on sales lot Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated. But many economists say they think growth is slowing sharply in the current quarter.

November 27, 2019
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues $500,000 in Emergency Relief Funds to Vermont

A swollen Winooski River flows past farm fields A swollen Winooski River flows past farm fields April 16, 2019, in Middlesex, Vt. Now, the state is receiving help after heavy rain and high winds ravaged roads and bridges Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. (Lisa Rathke/Associated Press)

Vermont will receive $500,000 in federal funding to repair roads and bridges that have been damaged by heavy rain and flooding.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

FedEx Disputes Report on Federal Taxes Paid in 2018

FedEx CEO Mike Smith FedEx CEO Fred Smith by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The CEO of FedEx Corp. came out swinging after a news report called into question the company’s track record on capital investments and tax payments in the wake of federal tax reform efforts.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

Congress Faces New Deadline Amid Calls for Major Highway Legislation

Road repair in Kansas A Kansas Department of Transportation maintenance worker repairs a highway delineator on Interstate 70 west of Topeka. (John Hanna/AP)

Congressional leaders in Washington again have packed the final weeks of the year with major legislative items as the top transportation policymakers in the U.S. Senate urge passage of comprehensive highway legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

US New-Home Sales Post Two Best Months in More Than 12 Years

US New-Home Sales Getty Images

Buyers snapped up new U.S. homes over the past two months at the fastest pace in more than 12 years, adding to signs of sturdy housing demand amid lower prices and borrowing costs.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 26, 2019

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