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  • BRUSSELS, June 29- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he had sought to get Greece to raise more tax from its shipping magnates as part of a cash-for-reform deal that the Athens government has rejected. The breakdown in talks between Athens and its international creditors has plunged the country deep into crisis and increased...

  • For Governor Bruce Rauner, the trouble is that Chicago lawmakers, mostly Democrats, use the planes to fly to the state capital in Springfield. Rauner, a former private equity executive who was elected as a Republican last November, is trying to cut costs and has threatened to eliminate the government air service that shuttles between Chicago and Springfield.

  • A taxi drives past burning tires during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber in Nice, France, June 25, 2015.

    Two Uber managers have been taken into custody for questioning over "illicit activity" linked to the ride-hailing company's low-cost service.

  • The $25 fee to check bags is a fact of life on most airlines. But until recently, only Alaska Airlines thought the extra money should guarantee passengers something in return. If not, passengers get a $25 voucher for a future flight or 2,500 bonus frequent flier miles.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • MEXICO CITY— Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown. But the smartphone-based ridesharing app may soon get some good news in Mexico City. Even Mexico City's Human Rights...

  • An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. "We're good from a food and water standpoint," NASA's top spaceflight official, William Gerstenmaier said at a press conference. This puts added pressure on another resupply launch scheduled for Friday by Russia, its first attempt since...

  • Phunkee Duck: Heir to Segway and commuting dream? Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:32 AM ET
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    These entrepreneurs may have an answer for urban transportation, and they call it the Phunkee Duck.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The ride-booking company Uber is ramping up its recruitment of drivers in Connecticut, even though legislation requiring them to abide by a new regulatory system failed to clear the General Assembly in the final hours of the regular legislative session. The goal is to add 1,500 drivers in Connecticut cities, starting with New Haven before...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9 Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 12:47 AM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • BEIJING, June 27- China's $40 billion' Silk Road' infrastructure fund will explore market listings and government transfers as potential strategies for divesting from successful projects, the fund's chief executive said on Saturday. It has said the fund would focus on China's Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative, which...

  • Connecticut Democrats reach deal on budget changes Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy's administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism from major employers, including two that threatened to leave Connecticut. Rank-and-file lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Capitol on Monday for a special legislative session to vote on the changes, which House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D- Hamden,...

  • June 26- A federal appeals court on Friday ordered a union negotiating seniority rights of former US Airways and America West pilots to stop favoring the US Airways pilots, in a divisive decade-old dispute overhanging the 2013 merger that created American Airlines Group Inc.. By a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructed the US Airline Pilots...

  • SAO PAULO, June 26- United Airlines has agreed to pay $100 million for a 5 percent stake in Azul SA, Brazil's third-biggest airline, as it attempts to catch up with U.S. rivals with more established ties in South America's biggest air travel market. Delta Air Lines Inc bought a 3 percent stake in Brazil's No.2 airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA for $100...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia. Besides food and experiments, the Dragon cargo ship ordered up by NASA holds a new docking port, or parking place, for future commercial crew capsules. In October, an Orbital Sciences Corp....

  • Together with tourism, its shipping industry is a vital generator of income for Greece. According to an official document indicating steps Greece must take, its lenders say the country must "increase the rate of the tonnage tax and phase out special tax treatments of the shipping industry". A separate document showed Greece had made a proposal to "increase...

  • Census data show commuters in the Providence- Warwick area who took public transportation in 2013 spent an average of 59.5 minutes commuting to work, compared to 57.7 minutes in the Las Vegas area, for instance, and 36 minutes in Rochester, New York. Public transit commutes in the Providence- Warwick area also were higher than the national average of 48.7 minutes,...

  • At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. On the return trip, Los Angeles' infamously snarled traffic often stretches their afternoon commute to three hours. "If we don't change, in 2045, the...

  • LOS ANGELES— Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else. Perhaps the most ambitious highway-conversion plan is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where hills and the namesake body of water are natural barriers to mobility.

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