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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • CALGARY, Jan 15- The Canadian government will unveil its budget this year later than it usually does, waiting at least until April because of market volatility, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday. We need all the information we can obtain before finalizing our decisions, "Oliver said in the text of a speech he was giving in Calgary. Oil prices have more than...

  • CALGARY, Jan 15- The Canadian government will unveil its budget this year later than it usually does, waiting at least until April because of market volatility, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday. We need all the information we can obtain before finalizing our decisions, "Oliver said in the text of a speech he was giving in Calgary. The federal budget is...

  • DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet search company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Jan 14- Canada is committed to taking outmoded tank cars off the rails years earlier than U.S. officials envision, sources familiar with negotiations say, leaving the trading partners at an impasse as they try to harmonize oil train safety measures. Canada wants fuel deliveries in the older wagons to end by May 2017. In a sign of concern, U.S....

  • Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving car Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed up efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a top Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car...

  • Surge pricing battle brewing?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    Will New York get a cap in surge pricing? Ydanis Rodriguez, New York City Council Member (D), provides insight to the battle over car service pricing in the Big Apple.

  • Jan 13- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long...

  • Jan 13- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12- Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators for 29 ports said on Monday as contract talks with the dockworkers' union remain strained. The Pacific Maritime Association said that five of the region's largest ports, including the massive Los...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12- Online-grocery delivery service Instacart said venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers led its latest funding round totalling $220 million. The company will use the cash to grow into new markets, both internationally and in the United States, Chief Executive Officer Apoorva Mehta said in an interview. Unlike grocery-delivery...

  • NEW YORK, Jan. 12- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance this week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises. After a difficult year, Christie may "try to regain some momentum and frame his tenure,...

  • If you're a woman looking for a female cabbie, there's an app for that. SheTaxis is a recently launched New York taxi start-up that connects female passengers with female drivers.

  • MONTREAL/ PARIS, Jan 12- Airbus has begun talks with a European regulator to make ejectable flight recorders available on its two largest models, the A380 and the new A350, potentially making them the first commercial planes to use the technology. The talks with the European Aviation Safety Agency come as global aviation authorities consider recommending the...

  • Uber tests cargo delivery service in Hong Kong  Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    Sam Gellman, General Manager for Hong Kong at Uber, attributes the launch of its new service "UberCargo" to the huge opportunities in the city's van delivery market, which he believes is worth about $1 billion a year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Sarah Feinberg, the U.S. secretary of transportation's chief of staff, will lead the nation's railroad regulator as the department works to finalize oil train safety rules, according to an agency email sent on Sunday. Feinberg has also pushed Congress to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, a $302 billion federal kitty meant to finance road...

  • As dollar catches fire, US companies break a sweat Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    A container is loaded at the Port of Baltimore.

    The U.S. dollar's spike may hit trade and manufacturing as its strength is disruptive to U.S. exports and companies with big overseas sales.