Steel stocks jump as Trump set to approve new tariffs

In a landmark decision, President Donald Trump said March 1 his administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The decision to slap a 25 percent tariff on steel in particular is sure to have ramifications across the economy. One com…

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BNSF Railway to spend $375M in Texas this year

BNSF Railway Co. will spend $375 million in Texas track maintenance and expansion this year, the company announced Feb. 15.

Projects like resurfacing 1,400 miles of track and replacing 40 miles of rail and 450,000 ties will account for half of the ca…

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Best in America: Houston, DFW added the most manufacturing jobs in the country last year

Of the 15 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the country, Houston tied with Dallas-Fort Worth for the most manufacturing jobs added in 2017.

Houston and North Texas each added 8,800 manufacturing jobs last year, according to data from the U.S….

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Trains and blockchain? BNSF becomes first Class I railroad to join high-tech alliance

The blockchain craze has crossed over into the rail industry, as Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. announced Feb. 5 it’s joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

“Blockchain technology has the potential to change several aspects of the transporta…

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2017 was the best year for Texas manufacturing in more than a decade

It was a banner year for Texas manufacturing in 2017, as the state recorded production levels not seen since before the recession.

Every month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas surveys Texas manufacturing executives about market conditions. A key me…

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