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U.S. shells out $62 million for highway, bridge disaster relief updated: Mon Apr 02 2012 18:48:00

Alaska and Wyoming are the biggest benefactors of Monday's announcement by the Department of Transportation that it intends to set aside nearly $62 million for states to cover repair costs for roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and accidents.

Is this the 'safest bridge in America?'updated: Fri Oct 15 2010 19:23:00

Just about everyone who worked to build the new Interstate Highway 35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, knew that their project would never be "just a bridge." It would never occupy the same category as thousands of other concrete and steel behemoths that millions of American drivers thoughtlessly cross every day.

CNNMoney: An EKG for cracking bridgesupdated: Tue May 11 2010 11:37:00

For most people, driving over a bridge is a matter of course. For Marybeth Miceli, the experience can be frightening.

'Men Working' leaves half the world outupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 10:20:00

My son Alden called me at work one morning recently. He wanted to know my thoughts about the word "mankind" and whether it's OK to use the term in an essay. So I blurted out, "Not if you don't want to exclude more than half of the human race!"

List ranks best, deadliest U.S. roadsupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 15:31:00

Before you take a road trip this summer, check out which routes could make your journey a smooth one and which ones have the potential for trouble.

Bay Bridge closure threatens to snarl traffic at least one more dayupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 21:35:00

Officials warned Wednesday that the bridge linking the California cities of San Francisco and Oakland will likely remain closed Thursday morning, promising more delays for Bay Area commuters.

CNNMoney: Oil surges to 10-month highupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 16:20:00

Oil prices soared on Friday to their highest level since October as investors grow hopeful that a recovery of the world economy is in sight.

Fortune: LKQ: Top of the heap in auto salvageupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 09:50:00

The idea of making money from used auto parts conjures up images of thugs in chop shops tearing apart fancy stolen cars. But auto salvage is a perfectly respectable business, and Chicago-based LKQ has turned scavenging into a science. Since 1998 a group of former Waste Management executives have been revolutionizing a mom-and-pop industry by rolling up dozens of scrap yards that turn junkers into usable parts, and convincing insurance companies and body shops that recycled parts are just as good as ones straight from the manufacturer. After the company went public in 2003 the stock returned better than 500% through its peak early last year, landing LKQ (the name stands for Like Kind and Quality) at No. 58 on our 2008 Fastest-Growing Companies list. "Basically, they've got thousands of acres with a bunch of cars lying around," says analyst John R. Henderson of Morgan Keegan. "But there's a lot of money in ripping them apart."

CNNMoney: States lock in highway stimulus fundsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 17:25:00

Every state has committed at least half its highway stimulus funds so none will lose any of its allocation, the Obama administration said Thursday.

CNNMoney: States race clock on $19B in stimulusupdated: Thu May 28 2009 12:35:00

Some 14 states have only a few weeks left to gain approval for highway projects or risk losing millions of stimulus dollars.

CNNMoney: Summer travel tipsupdated: Fri May 22 2009 11:43:00

More Americans are expected to travel by car this holiday season - an estimated 2.5% more than last year or 27 million people. And, even though gas has jumped by 30 cents a gallon over the past month, it's still far below last summer's $4 a gallon price levels.

NTSB: Design flaw led to Minnesota bridge collapseupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 04:43:00

Federal regulators said support plates that were about half as thick as they should have been were the likely cause of the August 1, 2007, bridge collapse in Minnesota that killed 13 people and injured 145.

CNNMoney: Americans ditching the carupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 16:07:00

Americans drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May compared with a year earlier, according to a report Monday from the Federal Highway Administration.

Time.com: Calif.: Cell Headsets Needed for Driversupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 15:00:00

Millions of California motorists have had to put down their cell phones or risk a ticket as a new law takes effect requiring hands-free devices for those behind the wheel

CNNMoney: Gas prices up a dime in 2 weeksupdated: Sun Jun 22 2008 22:15:00

The average price of gasoline rose nearly 10 cents over the past two weeks, according to a survey released Sunday.

CNNMoney: Gas prices tick downupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 08:58:00

Gas prices have dropped slightly, according to a daily survey released Saturday by motorist group AAA.

As gas goes up, driving goes downupdated: Tue May 27 2008 10:37:00

At a time when gas prices are at an all-time high, Americans have curtailed their driving at a historic rate.

Travelers 'hosed' by gas pricesupdated: Tue May 27 2008 10:37:00

Holiday travelers are facing high gas prices this Memorial Day weekend. CNN's Kara Finnstrom has the story.

The dollar's long fallupdated: Tue May 27 2008 10:31:00

CNN's Charles Hodson speaks with two currency experts about the fall of the dollar.

CNNMoney: Record gas prices: 20 straight daysupdated: Tue May 27 2008 09:10:00

Retail gas prices hit record highs for the 20th day in a row, motorist group AAA's Web site showed Tuesday.

When dad should stop drivingupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 09:03:00

Marion Somers may be an expert on caring for elderly people, but that didn't mean it was a cinch persuading her father to quit driving.

States warned to inspect bridgesupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 07:44:00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters notified state transportation departments Thursday to immediately inspect all bridges of the same design as the one that collapsed Wednesday in Minnesota.

Bridge collapse probe focuses on unexplained shiftupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 07:40:00

Investigators trying to figure out what caused Wednesday's massive bridge collapse are focusing on the southern end of the span, which "behaved differently" as it fell, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

Experts: Leadership, money keys to building bridgesupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 07:00:00

Nearly a quarter of the nation's roughly 600,000 major bridges carry more traffic than they were designed to bear, according to reports based on federal government data.

Are America's bridges safe?updated: Fri Aug 03 2007 07:00:00

Are America's bridges safe?

CNNMoney: Beating the holiday travel rushupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 11:12:00

In a few days we're all going to be hitting the road to visit friends and family. This year 83 percent of holiday travelers are going to be piling into their cars.

CNNMoney: Study: Deadly states for teen driversupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 17:08:00

Washington D.C. is considered deadlier for young motorists than any state, according to a recent survey.

Fortune: GOOD NEWS ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE Sure, our bridges, sewers, airports, and roads are overaged and overused. But better management aupdated: Mon Apr 10 1989 00:01:00

TO READ the headlines, America the Beautiful has turned into a beast: ten or more may be dead in bridge fall. america is buckling and leaking. garbage barge earth. gridlock! In December, New York C...

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