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  • If firms like Target won't protect privacy, make 'em pay

    Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe. They just don't do it. "It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm. And that, in a nutshell, is why...
  • The haze around e-cigarettes

     The haze around e-cigarettes
    Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • Getting Around: Storms sock on-time numbers at O'Hare

    Getting Around: Storms sock on-time numbers at O'Hare
    This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway. In June, 15 percent of flights by...
  • Southwest Airlines fined for advertisements promoting flights between Branson and Dallas

    Southwest Airlines fined for advertisements promoting flights between Branson and Dallas
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for violating the Department’s full-fare advertising rules and ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations. “Consumers...
  • Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little

    Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little
    The overall "quality" of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines dropped slightly below the performance in 2012, but only from -1.08 to -1.11. So says the latest release of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR), scores. (Don't be put off by the negative scores:...
  • Big rig drivers get more rest time

     
    The feds have implemented a final rule upddating the number of hours that truck drivers can be behind the wheel of a big rig -- something that surely affects drivers plying the highways around here, a.k.a., Warehouse Valley, Pa. The changes are not...
  • Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?

    Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?
    Electric vehicles are not better for the environment, according to a recent assessment by Ozzie Zehner, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley who worked on GM’s EV1 electric car in the 90s. In an article published June 30 on IEEE...
  • Pipeline has support, opposition

    Pipeline has support, opposition
    Second of two parts Oil equals jobs, a boost to a fledgling economy and independence from unstable global oil reserves. So say proponents of the Enbridge and Keystone XL pipelines, among them U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger. "Senator Donnelly...
  • Department of Transportation: Everyone Is a Pedestrian

     
    If you read Kicking Tires, chances are you're a car owner, shopper or enthusiast ??? but you're also a pedestrian. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2011, up 3% from........
  • New federal policy could ease burden on truckers

    New federal policy could ease burden on truckers
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is trying to ease some of the paperwork requirements for commercial truck drivers, claiming a policy change will save the industry $1.7 billion in costs each year. The department wants to eliminate the requirement...
  • 'Enforce the law? Who, us?'

    'Enforce the law? Who, us?'
    Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...