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  • SAN CRISTOBAL/ CARACAS, Jan 23- Robbers and looters are targeting trucks carrying food across Venezuela in another sign of worsening shortages that have turned basics like flour and chicken into coveted booty. Crime has long plagued shops and roads in Venezuela, which has one of the world's highest murder rates. Armed National Guard troops have been deployed to...

  • State, contractor still battling over viaduct project Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:23 PM ET

    SEATTLE— The manager for the troubled Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project told lawmakers Thursday that the state and the contractor are still battling over tens of millions of dollars in repairs dating back to 2012, but even if the contractor declares bankruptcy tomorrow, the project could still be completed. The state House Transportation Committee...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The U.S. auto safety regulator plans to change its vehicle safety ratings program to include automatic emergency braking systems, putting pressure on automakers to add those features to new cars and trucks, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will add the braking...

  • So just who is your Uber driver?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:58 PM ET

    Uber released data breaking down what's attracting drivers to work for the company, with CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • DETROIT— The U.S. government's auto safety agency wants to add two automatic emergency braking devices to its list of recommended safety features for new-car buyers. But it's unclear when or if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require automakers to put the devices on all new vehicles. The recommendations help to encourage the auto...

  • NEW YORK— The cost of traveling in New York City is going up. Beginning March 22, the cost of a subway or bus ride will increase by 25 cents, to $2.75, under a package of fare increases approved Thursday by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the state agency that manages subways, buses, commuter trains, bridges and tunnels in New York City and surrounding areas.

  • UNIONTOWN, Pa.— Several freight cars hauling sand derailed Thursday morning in a southwestern Pennsylvania town, some toppling over just feet away from homes and closing nearby roads. Tom Kolencik said there were minor injuries reported in the derailment, which occurred at about 7:40 a.m., but no details would be released until later in the day.

  • DETROIT, Jan 22- The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a change to its safety ratings program that awards cars and trucks up to five stars in crash tests, the Detroit News reported. The head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mark Rosekind, said the change in the five-star New Car Assessment program will be announced by...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— The state of Alaska on Wednesday canceled bids for a ferry terminal update that the Canadian government threatened to block because of a dispute over the use of American steel. The dispute centered on "Buy America" requirements for steel, iron and manufactured products used in projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 20- Alaska can use an existing British Columbia ferry terminal for several more years if Canada enforces an order blocking so-called "Buy America" purchasing rules from being applied to its reconstruction, a state official said on Tuesday. A $15 million plan to overhaul the Prince Rupert ferry terminal, which is located in Canada, has escalated...

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif.— SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments a nearly 10 percent stake in SpaceX, a Hawthorne, California, company that employs more than 3,000 people. Musk, 43, also has publicly talked...

  • Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Tuesday to fulfill a long-held dream for New York City travelers: a rail link to LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the nation. That really is inexcusable, and that is going to change, "Cuomo said in a speech to a gathering of the business group Association for a Better New York in Manhattan. The construction would be managed...

  • NEW YORK— Authorities say a passenger jet at John F. Kennedy Airport was given the all clear following a bomb threat. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Delta Air Lines Flight 468 from San Francisco to New York with 171 passengers landed at JFK Airport just after 7:40 p.m. Monday. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff said another airline received the...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 19- The Canadian government signed an order on Monday blocking the United States from applying controversial "Buy America" purchasing rules on the demolition and reconstruction of a ferry terminal that is located on Canada's Pacific Coast but operated by Alaska's Department of Transportation. The state of Alaska has refused to waive the...

  • LOS ANGELES— A labor dispute between dockworkers at the West Coast's sea ports and their employers didn't take a day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents terminal operators and ocean-going shipping lines, accuses members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of purposely slowing work to...

  • WASHINGTON— Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may...

  • Spend $10,000 a night to stay on this new ship Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Seven Seas Explorer

    Regent Seven Seas cruise line unveiled what it boasts will be "the most luxurious ship" ever, and the price of a stay won't be cheap.

  • DETROIT, Jan 16- U.S. safety regulators said on Friday they have opened an investigation into an estimated 50,415 newer Jeep Cherokee SUVs, a key model for the profitability of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, after receiving complaints of engine compartment fires. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it opened the preliminary evaluation...

  • DETROIT— U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating engine compartment smoke or fire complaints in two Jeep Cherokees, and air bags that didn't inflate properly in two Nissan Rogues. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Friday that the Cherokee probe covers 50,000 of the SUVs from the 2015 model year.

  • U.S. oil train safety proposal due in May Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The U.S. Transportation Department will offer a new design for oil trains by mid-May as officials try to make sure crude oil is moving safely on the tracks, officials said this week. The Office of Management and Budget, which gives federal proposals a final review, is due to make the report public by May 12. Reuters reported this week that Canada is...