Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Initial jobless claims unexpectedly rise

Initial jobless claims unexpectedly rise

WASHINGTON — The number of newly-laid off workers seeking jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, as the economy recovers at a slow and uneven pace.

Dec. wholesale prices edge up; home construction down

Dec. wholesale prices edge up; home construction down

WASHINGTON — Inflation pressures at the wholesale level eased in December as a drop in energy prices offset a big jump in food costs.

CSX 4Q earnings rise, but shipping volume falls

CSX 4Q earnings rise, but shipping volume falls

NEW YORK — CSX Corp., the nation’s third-largest railroad, said Tuesday the economy improved modestly in the fourth-quarter, but its shipping volume dropped from a year ago as demand for coal to produce electricity remained weak.

Navistar unit acquires Holley EGR valve technology

Navistar unit acquires Holley EGR valve technology

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Navistar Inc. has acquired from Holley Performance Products Inc. rights to some of Holley’s valve technology for diesel engine exhaust-gas recirculation systems. Pure Power Technologies LLC, a Navistar company, will manufacture the advanced EGR valve at its Blythewood, S.C., plant.

Con-way Freight reengineers network, trims transit times

Con-way Freight reengineers network, trims transit times

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Con-way Freight has launched a major network re-engineering that will cut transit times by one day to 460 U.S. destinations, while decreasing the company’s carbon footprint, the less-than-truckload carrier reports. The initiative is also designed to reduce re-handling and service exceptions and improve on-time delivery. Major lanes affected include those between Southern Texas and the Northeast, Chicago and Southern Florida, and Chicago and Southern Texas.

IMF chief: global recovery stronger than expected

IMF chief: global recovery stronger than expected

TOKYO — The head of the IMF said China and other developing Asian economies are leading a global recovery that is faster and stronger than expected, but warned that money rushing into emerging markets could lead to asset bubbles.

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