Jun 29, 2012 Social media and smartphones are fueling a "sharing economy," where freedom from possession trumps ownership.
Jun 26, 2012 Lawmakers must fund new federal highway construction before the current legislation expires on Saturday. If they don't, local construction projects may suffer, and jobs could be lost.
Jun 25, 2012 House lawmakers have until the end of the week to deal with two big economic issues. One is a two year transportation funding bill that puts about three million jobs at stake. The other is how to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for millions of new borrowers.
Jun 19, 2012 Volkswagen wants to sell 800,000 cars and trucks a year in the U.S. by 2018. That's an ambitious goal: it's more than twice what German automaker sells here today.
Jun 14, 2012 Boston has a new app that lets drivers locate bad bumps, and sends pothole fix-it lists to city workers.
Jun 12, 2012 How would you like to skip traffic on your way to work, and also be paid for it? A new project out of Stanford and backed by the U.S. Department of Transportation is experimenting with just that in an effort to reduce city congestion.
Jun 5, 2012 Due to rising demand and strict government controls, the price for a permit to buy a car in Singapore has risen to almost $67,000 dollars.
Jun 4, 2012 The House and Senate are hashing out differences over a transportation spending bill. One of the sticking points is whether to penalize states that use public-private partnerships to run their roads.
Jul 2, 2012 The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Facebook can predict the stock market, U.S. traffic is down (but not on L.A.'s 405 freeway), and paying off loans with cash.
May 10, 2012 Lawmakers in Illinois are poised to take up a bill to hasten construction on a new expressway. But to get the land for the highway, lawmakers may use a controversial method known as quick-take power.