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Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.

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Plane In French Alps Crash Considered Workhorse Of Commercial Aviation

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

According to aviation experts, the A320 Airbus is considered a workhorse of the skies and is constantly in service all over the world. The aircraft that crashed in the French Alps Tuesday was an A320 Airbus.

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Chicago Mayor's Race Reveals Deep Divide In Democratic Party

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Progressives contend former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel favors the wealthy over the working class. But Emanuel's moderate backers say he's more inclusive than he gets credit for.

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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Air travel is projected to reach a 7-year high this spring. A major travel organization predicts longer lines and larger crowds. It is calling for airlines to improve airport infrastructure.

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

Monday, March 02, 2015

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.

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New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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Winter Storm Snarls Air Traffic Throughout Northeast

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thousands of flights have been cancelled as a result of Monday's blizzard in the Northeast. By Tuesday morning, as many as 15,000 flights had been delayed and airport officials say travelers won't start see schedules normalizing before Wednesday. Some travelers determined to get to their destination opted for the railways and roads instead.

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To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.

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Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A study suggests Illinois' gigantic budget hole may be much deeper than previously thought. And that leaves that state's new Republican governor with the difficult task of having to fix it fast.

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Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

Monday, January 19, 2015

The White House is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to aging infrastructure. The plan avoids increasing taxes, but eventually, the public will have to pay.

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NTSB: D.C. Metro Incident Highlights Need To Improve Transit Safety

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a subway train incident in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon that left one person dead and sent dozens of passengers to local hospitals. On Tuesday, the NTSB also announced its so-called "Most Wanted List" of safety fixes for this year.

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FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.

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In Midwest, Bitterly Cold Temps Keep Students At Home

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

In Chicago, a city that relishes their ability to deal with the harsh realities of winter the cold weather forced the closing of its schools on Wednesday. While classes were cancelled in over 100 districts, buildings were open to accept students who had nowhere to go and could not stay home alone.

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Chicago Officials Spar With South Dakota Over Airport Ads

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Ads touting the business climate in South Dakota will go up at Chicago's O'Hare airport in January. The city rejected the first round of ads, which compared Chicago's treatment of business to the TSA.

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The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks โ€” For A Price

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities โ€” but not all of those new comforts will be free.

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Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

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GOP Leaders: Gas Tax Hike Could Fuel Fixes To Bad Roads And Bridges

Monday, December 08, 2014

Several states, including those led by Republicans, aren't waiting for Congress to shore up the federal highway trust fund and help pay for repairing worn out infrastructure.

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