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  • Less driving, fewer $$$ for highways

    by Frank James Americans have been driving their cars and trucks a lot less, forcing down demand for oil and hence oil prices. That should be unequivocal good news, right? Wrong. The nation's highway infrastructure is paid for by the...
  • All on US Airways plane are safe -- within 5 minutes of crash landing

    All on US Airways plane are safe -- within 5 minutes of crash landing
    After a stricken US Airways jet made an extraordinary emergency landing in the Hudson River on Thursday, a flotilla of commuter ferries, water taxis and other boats plucked all 155 passengers and crew -- many shivering as they stood on the plane's wings...

    America's broken infrastructure

    When the World Trade Center went down in 2001, it led to two wars, hundreds of billions in expenditures and the creation of a Homeland Security bureaucracy. When the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis went down last year, it led to a $1-billion House...

    LAX-to- Australia airfares may fall

    G'Day travelers, air fares to Down Under are on their way down. Travel between Sydney, Australia, and Los Angeles, considered one of the more popular but most expensive routes in the world, may be soon be getting more competitive for airlines and cheaper...

    Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle

    Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle
    Photo by Lee Hershfield What if I were to tell you that the fatality rate for those of us who drive a car or truck is 14 out of every 100,000 drivers? That’s a distressing statistic but it’s far below what it once was. Now, what if I were to...