Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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February trade deficit increases to $39.7 billion

February trade deficit increases to $39.7 billion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in February as a small gain in exports to the highest level in 16 months was offset by a bigger jump in imports, reflecting increased demand for consumer goods from televisions to clothing.

Class 8 truck sales continue to improve in March

Class 8 truck sales continue to improve in March

Heavy-duty truck sales in March jumped 21.5 percent from February, and showed the expected modest improvement from the year before.

Obama election-year jobs agenda stalls in Congress

Obama election-year jobs agenda stalls in Congress

WASHINGTON — The election-year jobs agenda promised by President Barack Obama and Democrats has stalled seven months before voters determine control of Congress.

Panel not ready to say when recession ended

Panel not ready to say when recession ended

WASHINGTON — A panel of academics that date the beginnings and ends of recessions isn’t ready to declare just yet when this downturn ended.

Strengthening trucking sector faces 2010 engines

Strengthening trucking sector faces 2010 engines

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Fundamentals continue to improve in the trucking industry, setting the stage for significant demand for new equipment in 2011, according to commercial vehicle market analyst ACT Research Co.

AP survey: Recovery to remain sluggish into 2011

AP survey: Recovery to remain sluggish into 2011

WASHINGTON — The pillars of Americans' financial security — jobs and home values — will stay shaky well into 2011, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.

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