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Volvo to Work with EPA, NHTSA

The Volvo Group committed its support to working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Phase II of the national program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The announcement followed the Obama Administration’s statement that the EPA and NHTSA develop and issue the next phase of standards by March 31, 2016. The agencies are expected to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by March 31, 2015.

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Lafarge Touts Net Profit Jump

Lafarge S.A.'s net profit jumped in the fourth quarter despite lower sales, thanks to strong demand from emerging markets and North America.

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Stone Shipments Increase on Great Lakes

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 27.6 million tons in 2013, an increase of 1.7 percent compared to 2012, according to the Lake Carrier’s Association (LCA). The trade was, however, still 4 percent below its long-term average.

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Ruane Touts Highway Trust Fund Needs

Fixing the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) without generating any new revenue would require the equivalent of Congress passing and the president signing a 2013-level Murray-Ryan budget deal every year just to maintain current highway and transit program investment levels, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President Pete Ruane Feb. 12 told a Senate panel.

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