From Connecticut to Wyoming, lawmakers are turning to these hikes to fund long overdue road and infrastructure projects.
The Energy Information Administration raises its estimates of shale oil and gas, which are both costly to extract.
Proximity to new oil and natural gas sites is drawing interest from abroad and fueling the city's economic and population growth.
Forget 55. Most states have raised their maximum to 70 mph or more. But those increases also mean more accidents.
Nearly wrecked by the recession, the recreational vehicle industry is back on the road again, and long-term growth looks good.
The more efficient engines are headed to the booming Northeast Corridor line, whose growing ridership is also paying for them.
The booming country is pumping out autos -- many with US and European names -- that lag in safety features common elsewhere.
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