Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Nation
Congressmen draft letter to DOT, USTR asking for fix to Mexico truck issue

Congressmen draft letter to DOT, USTR asking for fix to Mexico truck issue

WASHINGTON — Two Congressmen with constituencies deeply involved in agriculture have drafted a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk that will ask the Obama administration to find a solution for the Mexican truck dispute that resulted in Mexico imposing tariffs on U.S. exports to that country.

DOT proposes drug testing procedure changes

DOT proposes drug testing procedure changes

WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend certain provisions of its drug testing procedures dealing with laboratory testing of urine specimens.

Commerce chief outlines National Export Initiative

Commerce chief outlines National Export Initiative

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke today unveiled some of the details of the Obama administration’s plans announced last week during the State of the Union address to put Americans back to work.

Many retailers post modest sales gains in January

Many retailers post modest sales gains in January

NEW YORK — Many retailers reported modest sales gains for January, compared with a sharp decline a year ago, as limited racks of holiday clearance items failed to entice shoppers to spend more freely. But the well-off seem to be back to splurging.

Work on another section of I-69 in Indiana gets federal approval

Work on another section of I-69 in Indiana gets federal approval

INDIANAPOLIS — Work on another section of the Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville is expected to begin by April after receiving Federal Highway Administration approval, transportation officials said Wednesday.

Storm snarls traffic, closes schools in New Mexico

Storm snarls traffic, closes schools in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A winter storm moving through New Mexico gave many students a get-out-of-school free pass, but created extra work for road crews and police as wet snow caused intermittent highway closures and dozens of crashes on slick and icy roads.

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