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Credit card bill moves to Senate

Legislation that would remedy much of the credit card industry’s consumer abuses is closer to reality. It was approved by the House last week and now is before the Senate. As mentioned earlier in this space, it would eliminate abrupt, huge increases in interest rates and prevent other tactics that consumer advocates have called for. It’s about time. For too long, credit card agreements, filled with wide rivers of microscopic, self-serving type have allowed card issuers ...

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Latest Gatorade bottle alternative

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‘Jason’s Law’

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Trucking meets swine flu in a variety of ways

Reports on trucking and swine flu have proliferated this week. Many media outlets picked up the Knoxville, Tenn., newspaper interview with Professional Drivers Medical Depots (cited here earlier), but other angles have followed. First, two on the lighter side: Everitt Mickey, one of the writers who contributes to International Trucks’ Life on the Road blog, cautions readers to take the alarmist news accounts with a grain of salt: “The business of the news media, as they practice ...

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Notable trucker-photographer

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Gauges – April 2009

Truck orders rise Class 8 total net orders for all major North American truck makers totaled 8,594 units in March, a 26 percent increa...

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Dollars & Sense – April 2009

Towards a strong bottom line Last month I wrote about the importance of setting concise written goals. If you want to set a goal of ma...

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Channel 19 – April 2009

A truck stop from the future Beginning in March, tech-culture magazine Wired turned over to readers the "Found" series, a single...

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A harrowing ride out of Atlanta

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Truckstop clinics have swine-flu testing ability

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