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Auto Plant Shutdowns Fuel Canada Factory Sales Drop

Sales at Canadian manufacturers declined for a second straight month, partly on shutdowns at auto and steel plants. Factory sales fell 1.3% in July, Statistics Canada reported Sept. 17 from Ottawa. That far exceeded the median forecast in a Bloomberg s…

Striking GM Workers, Union Far From Agreement

General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers remain far apart in their talks over a new contract, according to the union’s top negotiator, making it less likely a strike called Sept. 15 will end within two days like a previous work stoppage did in 2007.

Trucking exec cautions Congress against more tolling

As Congress debates what the next highway funding law should look like, there is a temptation to allow more tolling across the country. 

For Darren Hawkins, CEO of YRC Worldwide Inc., a company that already pays $25 million annually in tolls, t

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