TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. House is preparing to vote on legislation that would set a nationwide standard for cleansing ship ballast water to kill invasive species and prohibit states from setting their own policies.
OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific overcame higher fuel costs to record a 24 percent jump in first-quarter profit by hauling more freight in the recovering economy and increasing prices on some shipping contracts, the railroad said Wednesday.
FARGO, N.D. — The oil boom in western North Dakota is changing the economics of railroad shipping containers, potentially benefitting agricultural shippers who want to send their products west through the Pacific Northwest port, or even to the east.
PIERRE, S.D. — Farmers in central South Dakota could get more money for their corn and soybeans by taking advantage of a new railroad partnership to send their crops west to Seattle, where prices are higher than in Chicago.
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