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  • In win for Obama, EPA regulations on emissions upheld by appeals court

    Since a 2007 Supreme Court decision, the EPA has issued four regulations to curtail carbon emissions. Big industry groups and lawmakers from coal-mining and other energy-producing states have objected.

  • GM recalls Chevy Cruze for engine fire risk. Is yours on the list?

    GM (General Motors) is recalling more than 475,000 Chevy Cruze models due to a risk for engine fires. The GM Chevy Cruze has been one  of the most popular compact cars n the US in recent years.

  • Opinion Rio+20 earth summit should look to reduce black carbon through carbon trading

    Delegates at the Rio+20 earth summit must look beyond CO2 to black carbon. Reducing black carbon (soot) is easier than reducing other kinds of greenhouse gas emissions. And a market-based international system to reduce carbon emissions is already in place.

  • In Gear Hybrid Mad Men: New ad campaign may spark interest in Chevy Volt

    After struggling for two years to create an effective ad campaign for the plug-in sedan, GM seems to have taken a leaf out of the Apple school of advertising, launching ads which focus on real-life owners, or, "the happiest car owners on the planet."

  • Apple mobile devices: New OS, new maps, and Facebook

    Apple mobile devices – most of them, anyway – will get a new operating system, have Google maps replaced, and come with Facebook built in. Apple mobile changes scheduled for fall.

  • Horizons Are we there yet? Ask Apple's new Siri for cars.

    Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant introduced on the iPhone 4S, is coming to automobiles everywhere. 

  • In Gear Sticker price confusion: Why do GMC trucks cost more than Chevy?

    Astute truck shoppers may have noticed a baffling recent trend: why are two essentially identical models priced differently by brand? It's a complicated issue that has a lot to do with marketing, but the average consumer's safest bet is to just go with the best price.

  • 10 cars that tell the story of America

    From Paul Ingrassia's book 'Engines of Change,' the author and car aficionado tells the story of America through automobiles.

  • EU calls for "banking union" to fight debt crisis

    The European Commission proposed Wednesday that such a body should oversee banks directly, sidestepping national governments.

  • Facebook IPO: Six key dates in its debacle

    Facebook's first week as a publicly traded company will go down as a terribly botched corporate launch, perhaps one of the worst in recent history for such a highly visible entity. Eight days ago, it was the tech world's most highly anticipated initial public offering in eight years. Now, the social media company faces mounting legal woes and serves as an embarrassing example of how not to run an IPO. Despite rising insider pessimism about its growth prospects, Facebook kept boosting its asking price and the number of shares it would sell. The result: billions of dollars in losses; investigations by two congressional committees, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an industry watchdog, and the state of Massachusetts; at least 13 class-action lawsuits; and thousands of resentful shareholders who days later still were unsure how many Facebook shares they had or at what price. Here are six key dates in Facebook's unfolding IPO disaster.

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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