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Monthly Archives: March 2014

31
Mar
2014

January Freight Flow Affected by the Harsh Winter

futureatlas.com / Foter / CC BY 3.4% is the decrease of freight flow this January in comparison with January 2013. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, this is the biggest fall since November 2009. The negative change is 9.9% for rail freight and 4.9% for truck freight. Air freight is also decreasing, but pipeline read more »




31
Mar
2014

The Ultimate Washington Contractor Licensing Guide

Do you know how to get registered in the State of Washington? Nicolas Raymond / Freestock.ca / CC BY In Washington, there are 63 kinds of specialty contractor classifications available. Unlike in other states, where there are only about 40 contractor classifications, here contractors are required to be very specific about what they do. For example, read more »




28
Mar
2014

30-year mortgage rates at a new high

wwiwsky / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND   Up from 4.32%, the average rate for 30-year fixed mortgages reached 4.4% this week. The steady increase means that the costs of borrowers, logically, are going up. Home prices also increased with 13.2% from January 2013 to January 2014. With higher home prices and increasing mortgage rates, new house read more »




27
Mar
2014

Construction industry regains strength in Las Vegas

seier+seier / Foter / CC BY While experiencing the effects of a post-recession population boom, southern Nevada is also seeing an increase in employment and overall better economic conditions. This means that construction is also on the rise, as with more people living there, more homes are needed. Even though the construction industry was seriously read more »




26
Mar
2014

Nissan Recalls 1 Million Vehicles Due to Airbag Malfunction

TheCarShooters / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Due to a software problem preventing the front passenger airbag from deploying in an accident, Nissan Motor is recalling more than 1 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. The company said that is not aware of any accidents or deaths caused by the malfunction. There are sensors in read more »




25
Mar
2014

In 2013 Trucks Moved $679 Billion in Goods Between NAFTA Member Countries

jack satta (fnb) / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND According to data provided by the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in 2013 the trucking industry moved $679 billion worth of goods between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This is more than half of the total of $1.138 trillion in transported goods between the countries read more »