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Yellow Corp. Ceases Operations Amidst Financial Woes, Prompting the Largest Trucking Bankruptcy in U.S. History

Yellow Corp., a well-known trucking company with almost a century of history, just made a shocking announcement - they're completely halting their operations due to some serious financial troubles. It's tough to hear that all 30,000 of their hardworking employees are facing imminent layoffs because of this.


The Teamsters Union brought this to light, revealing that Yellow, which used to be the third largest less-than-truckload carrier in the U.S., is planning to shut down. This news is already creating waves in the transportation sector, and it's heartbreaking to think about all those workers losing their jobs so suddenly.

Yellow Corp Debt Issues

Yellow Corp. has been grappling with financial difficulties, and it seems they've been struggling to refinance their significant debts. The burden of a whopping $1.3 billion debt coming due next year put them in a real cash-strapped situation. This led to a tough decision to close their doors, especially with an ongoing standoff with the labor union. Interestingly, this decision comes just three years after they received a massive $700 million federal pandemic loan.

It's really unfortunate to see a once-dominant player like Yellow face such challenges. Their downfall can be attributed to a mix of factors, including losing customers, labor disputes with the union, and long-standing financial troubles. Rising interest rates would make the refinance of business debt more difficult. Now, with the fate of 30,000 jobs hanging in the balance, this could be recorded as the most significant trucking bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Jobs Impact could reach 30,000

The impact of Yellow Corp.'s abrupt closure is already being felt across the nation. Millions of dollars worth of shipments are now being diverted to other carriers, and tens of thousands of workers, including around 850 union drivers in metro Atlanta, are left uncertain about their future.

However, amidst this chaos, there's some reassurance coming from Home Depot, a major retailer that relies on freight services. They said their supply chain is strong and diversified enough to handle disruptions, including Yellow's shutdown. That must be a relief for other businesses who rely on a stable freight network.

Limited Stores Files For Bankruptcy


Limited Stores, the well-known women's fashion retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday of this week, and will be closing all of its stores. Based in New Albany, New York, the retailer will now be under the receivership of Sycamore Partners, a New York private-equity firm that is buying the store's intellectual property rights and other assets. The bankruptcy filing and sale are pending approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

The chain announced a month ago that more than 240 employees would be laid off at its New Albany headquarters as a result of the sale, with both the CFO (John Buell) and Chief Executive Office (Diane Ellis) leaving in late 2016. The company also released a statement on January 6 stating that the site, would continue to be in operation once the stores have closed. However, once the bankruptcy filing was made, a message was posted on the website indicting that it would be down temporarily.

General Motors Back on Top

2011 Chevrolet Volt exhibited at the 2010 Wash...

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It has been a long slow slog back from the brink of disaster, but General Motors seems to finally be back on track. In fact, they have already paid back all the money they borrowed from the United States government in 2008 in order to avoid bankruptcy. Sales of their big trucks and SUVs have rebounded, even as gasoline prices continue to climb and their new small car market share, led by the new Chevrolet Volt, a gas-electric hybrid vehicle only just released this year, they are poised to reclaim the title of the world largest automobile maker back from Toyota.

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