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Drivers Are Overpaying By Not Following One Simple Rule

January 25, 2015 7:01 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2243
When drivers enter their zip code and vehicle information at Provide Savings, many are shocked at the results they find. Most just can’t believe that the available rates are in fact real, but the truth is rates have dropped significantly for many people over the past 12 months. Also, thanks to new program policies it’s… View Article

The Future Of Urban Transit?

October 25, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 4 | Views: 1702
Say you step off a train in a new city and need to get to your hotel, about a mile away. Most taxi drivers don’t want to take people such a short distance. But with your luggage, it’s too far to walk. Someday, there may be a third option: Urban transit systems built around small… View Article

Elon Musk Promises $1 Million for Tesla Museum

September 4, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 7 | Views: 1091
(CNN) — On Nikola Tesla’s 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist’s honor that got the gift. Elon Musk, the magnate and inventor behind electric-car company Tesla Motors, has pledged $1 million to the Tesla Science Center in Shoreham, New York, on the site of Wardenclyffe, Tesla’s only… View Article

Tesla’s Clever Patent Move Is Already Paying Off

July 2, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 7 | Views: 1144
Tesla may already be reaping the rewards of freeing up its patents. Four days after CEO Elon Musk offered most of his company’s patents to rivals in hopes of cultivating a bigger electric car market, Nissan and BMW are “keen on talks” to cooperate on charging networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. That pretty… View Article

Traffic Snarls In Europe As Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber

July 1, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 236 | Views: 1990
Several of Europe’s largest cities were snarled by traffic jams when thousands of taxi drivers blocked roads and held rallies in protest of ​an upstart​ American​ service that lets customers book rides through smartphones. The target of their anger is Uber, the service that digitally links passengers and freelance drivers​. Founded in 2009, the start-up​… View Article

Honda, Nissan, Mazda expand Takata airbag recall

June 30, 2014 6:40 pm  | Comments: 259 | Views: 1947
Honda, Mazda and Nissan combined are recalling another almost three million vehicles worldwide as the recalls continue to spread over Takata airbag inflators that can explode and send metal bits flying. All three also have made previous recalls for the problem — Honda recalled more than a million last year — and said supplier Takata… View Article

Oil Demand To Rise As Iraq Unrest Spikes Prices

June 23, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1189
As Iraq’s mounting unrest pushes crude oil prices to their highest levels this year, a report Friday predicts that global oil demand will increase and Iraq will be a key producer. The International Energy Agency report forecasts a jump in global oil demand, which affects both oil and gasoline prices, from 91.4 million barrels per… View Article
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Your Commute Is Getting Worse

June 20, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1168
One thing that will get worse as the economy improves? Your commute. In 2013, Americans on average spent more than 20 additional hours in traffic, losing two-and-a-half work days to crawling on the road, according to a report from GPS device maker TomTom (TOM2). The delay was up more than two hours from the year… View Article

Auto Loans: Americans Filling Up On Too Much Debt?

June 20, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1590
Americans love cars and debt, so it’s only natural that they would combine the two. A new report finds that auto loans are becoming more supercharged than ever as financing terms reach record highs. However, consumers should remember to steer clear of buying more car than they can really afford. The average auto-loan term increased… View Article