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Major container shipping line posts big losses

Nov 9, 2011
The world's biggest container shipping company, Maersk, posted big losses in the last quarter, and that might not bode well for the economy at large.
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Senate panel debates transportation spending

Nov 9, 2011
Members of the Senate today will discuss how to improve the country's infrastructure, and how we can go about funding the changes.
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Why Occupy Oakland protesters chose the port

Nov 3, 2011
As protests heat up in Oakland, we speak to someone on the streets about why they chose the port and what they hope to get out of it.
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Amtrak ridership hits new heights

Oct 18, 2011
Although mostly because the economy has hit such lows.
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Mid-day Extra: Fighting for a seat on the morning commute

Oct 12, 2011
Londoners face crowded subway trains every morning on the way to the office. What kind of tactics might give them an edge in actually getting a seat?
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Maine cranks up speed limit to 75 m.p.h.

Sep 29, 2011
Maine sets a new speed limit on a rural stretch of Interstate 95. Trucking companies worry about fuel efficiency, safety at higher speeds.
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Freakonomics: Where have all the hitchhikers gone?

Sep 21, 2011
Besides the fear of an axe murderer, there are valid reasons why hitchhiking has died off. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses those reasons and tells us why you should care.
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Bike-share system to roll out on New York City streets

Sep 14, 2011
New York joins other big U.S. cities to create short-term bike rentals. But the complicated logistics can make officials' heads spin.
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Vermont commuters hiking to work after Hurricane Irene

Sep 6, 2011
Hurricane Irene continues to affect commuters on the East Coast. In Vermont, people are getting creative in the face of damaged roads -- by hiking to work in the morning.
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Wall Street commuters struggle after hurricane

Aug 29, 2011
New York City was able to weather the storm over the weekend, but Hurricane Irene hit more suburban and rural areas, too. And much of Wall Street is staffed by commuters from these areas.
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