U.S. Truck Industry Shortage May Be Worse Than Experts Say

The truck driver shortage plaguing the U.S. trucking industry may be worse than experts are saying. A report recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claimed the truck driver shortage may be more nuanced than the industry claims. But chief economist for theĀ American Trucking AssociationĀ Bob Costello says that isn’t true. The report, published…

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Study: Dog-Walking Puts Seniors at Risk For Injury

No one can argue that owning a pet can be highly beneficial to your well-being. In fact, 74% of people surveyed reported mental health improvements due to keeping animals as companions. For seniors, having a pet can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and encourage social interaction — all vital factors in leading…

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Latest US Construction Spending Report Shows Decline In December

Residential construction and government projects have declined after U.S. construction spending dropped by 0.6% in December, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported Monday, March 4. The setback followed a 0.8% rise in spending in November. The Commerce Department reports that residential construction dropped by 1.4% and spending on government projects declined by 0.6%. These numbers…

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Businesses Preparing For IPO Say Climate Change Is A Risk

A growing number of companies filing for IPO say that climate change is a threat to their business. According to Quartz, up to 15% of companies have mentioned climate change in their pre-IPO filings, a 10% increase since 2009. The share of companies mentioning climate change in their initial public offering (IPO) registration documents has…

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Fatal Auto Accidents Exceed 40,000 For Third Consecutive Year

There are roughly 6 million auto accidents on U.S. roadways each year. These crashes can range from minor fender benders in parking lots, to multi-car pileups on major highways resulting in serious injuries, or worse. Sadly, for the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three consecutive years of at least 40,000…

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Public Funds, Private Schools: America’s Widespread School Funding Problem

Across the country, private school systems have been seeking public funding from various levels of government. Public reactions have been mixed, but a majority seem to agree that public funds should be reserved for public education, leaving charter and private schools to find their own sources of funding through tuition and similar means. Private School…

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3 Main Trends Impacting the Construction Sector In 2019

The construction sector is not only a major contributor to the U.S. but the entire world. With expenditures reaching over $1.2 billion, the U.S. is one of the largest construction markets across the globe. The industry has more than 670,000 employers with over 7 million employees. Additionally, it’s one of the largest customers for manufacturing,…

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