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China Behind on Purchases in Phase One of Trade Deal

China Behind on Purchases in Phase One of Trade Deal

Baby pigs stand in a pen at the Paustian Enterprises farm in Walcott, Iowa

President Donald Trump’s promise that his phase one trade deal with China would provide a $36.5 billion election-year bonanza for his rural base was always a stretch. Now it looks like it may never be fulfilled.Bloomberg News June 5, 2020Government, Technology

DOT Finalizes Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes

DOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final rule to create the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program.Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter June 5, 2020Government, Business, Safety

Senate Panel Seeks Input From Passenger Transportation Sector

Amtrak train traveling over Portal Bridge in N.J.

Stakeholders representing the passenger transportation sector were asked by the Senate Commerce Committee to share concerns about the impact from the coronavirus pandemic.Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter June 5, 2020Government, Business

US Unemployment Drops Unexpectedly to 13.3%

A customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch in Seattle on June 4.

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers faster than economists had predicted.Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press June 5, 2020Government, Fuel

Montana County Votes for Local Gas Tax

Missoula, Mont.

Voters in Missoula County, Mont., recently approved a gas tax as a way to finance local transportation projects.Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter June 4, 2020Government, Business, Logistics

Port Slowdown Affects Workers Who Rely on Cargo, Leaders Say

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