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China plans big bus to drive over cars

Aug 27, 2010
A Beijing suburb has announced it will soon begin testing out a new futuristic bus that would be built on tall legs -- allowing bus passengers to drive above the cars on the highway. No, this is not a joke. China bureau chief Rob Schmitz reports.
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China traffic jam highlights road woes

Aug 24, 2010
For those of you sitting in traffic, be glad you're not in Beijing. A traffic jam there is in its 10th(!) day. Since August 14th, thousands of vehicles have stretched for more than 60 miles. The official explanation: road construction. Rob Schmitz reports.
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'Yellowstone Flush': Traffic at Yellowstone National Park

Aug 20, 2010
Visitors of Yellowstone National Park may rush off to the popular park to get away and reconnect with nature. But the cars pack the popular park in the summertime, and may remind you of rush hour in the city.
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Filling up on whisky: To drive, not drink

Aug 18, 2010
Researchers at a university in Scotland have developed a hopeful new biofuel. But this technology could raise some questions about driving with alcohol -- because it actually will power your car, with alcohol.
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NYC walkers: Look out for male drivers

Aug 17, 2010
When you think of taxis, you might think of a scary ride in the back of some big yellow car. But a new analysis of major crashes in New York City -- those between cars and pedestrians -- reveals a different picture. Collin Campbell reports.
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Taking time off for 'crisis tourism'

Aug 13, 2010
Drug wars, worker strikes -- The stuff you see on the TV news is not exactly what you want to see on your vacation. But even still, people were taking vacations to Mexico and Greece -- at a significant discount.
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Do more 747s signal airline recovery?

Aug 12, 2010
Airlines trimmed their fleets as the recession hit and stored their planes in the desert. But cargo and passenger volume are up, so a few major airlines are pulling mothballed 747s out of storage and back into service. Janet Babin reports on what that means for the industry.
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Orbitz offers new hotel search tools

Aug 9, 2010
Online travel agency Orbitz announced it's stepping up its hotel search options, so you really check out potential vacation digs. Actually, the whole industry is innovating like mad because the online travel business is taking off. Stacey Vanek Smith has more.
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Lack of paint may leave roads stripeless

Aug 5, 2010
The paint for those yellow and white lines you see on the highway has gotten pretty tough to come by for contractors around the world. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch pulled over on highway 51 in Alabama to check it out.
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Stay plugged in while traveling

Jul 14, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to "Attack of the Show" host Kevin Pereira the latest in tech gadgets to take on your summer trip.
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