Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The Nation
NAFTA talks hit snag, dashing hopes for new pact this year

NAFTA talks hit snag, dashing hopes for new pact this year

WASHINGTON — Talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled over tough American demands, dashing hopes that a deal can be reached this year.

Driver of truck packed with immigrants pleads guilty to smuggling run

Driver of truck packed with immigrants pleads guilty to smuggling run

SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run.

Diesel drops slightly to $2.787 a gallon

Diesel drops slightly to $2.787 a gallon

Diesel and oil prices are often said to be “volatile,” and while diesel prices were going up and oil was going down last week, this week diesel has bounced up ever so slightly — one and one tenth of a cent — to $2.787 compared with $2.776 the week of October 9.

State DOTs, industry officials urge Congress to shore up Highway Trust Fund

State DOTs, industry officials urge Congress to shore up Highway Trust Fund

Officials representing state departments of transportation, industry groups and labor urged Congress to infuse the Highway Trust Fund with sustainable new revenues, and to make additional major investments in transportation infrastructure.

Trump turns back to tax overhaul with pitch aimed at truckers

Trump turns back to tax overhaul with pitch aimed at truckers

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — President Donald Trump pitched his tax plan as a boost for truckers at an event Wednesday in Pennsylvania, saying, "America first means putting American truckers first."

Kenworth T680 to transport nation’s 53rd Capitol Christmas Tree from Montana to D.C.

Kenworth T680 to transport nation’s 53rd Capitol Christmas Tree from Montana to D.C.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — A Kenworth T680 Advantage will transport the 53rd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the November 8 tree-cutting in the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to 15 community celebrations during the more than 2,000-mile journey en route to the tree-lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., in early December.

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