Monday, November 20, 2017
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Heartland Express 4Q profit drops, revenue falls

Heartland Express 4Q profit drops, revenue falls

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa — Heartland Express Inc. said Wednesday that profit fell in the fourth quarter as the ongoing recession continued to push down freight demand.

Economy grows at 5.7 pct pace, fastest since 2003

Economy grows at 5.7 pct pace, fastest since 2003

WASHINGTON — The economy grew for a second straight quarter from October through December, posting a better-than-expected 5.7 percent annual rate, the fastest quarterly pace since 2003.

Arrow Truck Sales clears confusion over closing of firm with similar name

Arrow Truck Sales clears confusion over closing of firm with similar name

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials at Arrow Truck Sales Inc. have issued a statement to clear up any confusion that might have arisen from the downfall of Arrow Trucking Co. of Tulsa, Okla., which shut down in December.

NAFTA trade slips in November

NAFTA trade slips in November

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 2.9 percent lower in November 2009 than in November 2008, dropping to $58.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

First-time jobless claims drop less than expected

First-time jobless claims drop less than expected

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers claiming unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, fresh evidence the job market remains a weak spot in the economic recovery.

New home sales fall 7.6 pct in December

New home sales fall 7.6 pct in December

WASHINGTON — New home sales unexpectedly fell 7.6 percent last month, capping the industry’s weakest year on record.

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