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Amazon Wants to Drop Packages by Parachute

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Amazon may have a new option for how it plans to deliver your packages by drone.

Brett Molina | USA Today
February 16, 2017
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Rush Enterprises Meets Wall Street Estimates

Rush Enterprises Inc.

New Braunfels, Texas-based Rush Enterprises posted a profit Feb. 15 of 31 cents per share, matching Wall Street expectations. Fourth-quarter profit was $12.5 million, above analysts’ expectations of $12.3 million.

Rye Druzin | San Antonio (Texas) Express-News
February 16, 2017
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North Carolina DOT Considering Drone Use for Highway Inspections, Natural Disasters

James MacDonald/Bloomberg News

Drones may become the latest tool for the North Carolina Department of Transportation when the state agency responds to natural disasters such as last fall's flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

Paul B. Johnson | The High Point (N.C.) Enterprise
February 16, 2017
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Highway Fatalities in 2016 Highest in 10 Years

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade. The national numbers erased improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, according to the Associated Press, citing data from the National Safety Council.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
February 16, 2017
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We Have Plan to Ease Traffic Gridlock But No Money, Florida County Officials Say

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Broward County, Florida, government leaders say they have a plan to help ease traffic gridlock. They just don't have a way to pay for it.

Susannah Bryan | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
December 2, 2016
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UPS Mechanics Complain of Faulty, Dangerous Equipment

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

The union representing aircraft maintenance workers at UPS Inc., including those at the hub at Ontario International Airport, claimed in court the company has repeatedly failed to keep workers safe on the job.

Neil Nisperos | Inland Valley (Ontario, Calif.) Daily Bulletin
December 2, 2016
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Schumer: Congress Could Strike Infrastructure Deal in Trump's First 100 Days

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Dec. 1 that he's optimistic Congress will strike a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill within the first 100 days of the new administration.

Mark Weiner | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
December 1, 2016
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Maersk Line to Buy German Rival Hamburg Süd

Maersk Group

Global shipping giant A/S Maersk Line of Denmark on Dec. 1 announced plans to grow its business by buying German rival Hamburg Süd, the world's seventh largest container shipper.

December 1, 2016
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Railroads Struggling to Meet Federal Safety Deadlines Triggered by Deadly California Crash

Ken James/Bloomberg News

Union Pacific, the main freight rail carrier through Sacramento, California, is among several railroads nationally that appear to be lagging in implementing new computer safety systems designed to reduce train crashes, according to data published the week of Nov. 28 by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
November 30, 2016
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Is Bad GPS Causing Trucks to Hit Low Bridges in New York Town?

In a bizarre turn of events, a second tractor-trailer hit a low railroad overpass in Glenville, New York, on Nov. 28, just hours after a similar incident at the rail bridge on Glenridge Road.

Stephen Williams | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
November 30, 2016

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