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Should bicyclists always halt at stop signs and wait at lights? Study says no

This won't surprise anybody who has driven through a Chicago intersection, but not all cyclists obey stop signs and lights.<p>Maybe they shouldn't always have to, suggests a new study from DePaul University.<p>State law requires bicyclists to follow the same rules as motor vehicles, but the laws are not …

Russian sanctions have cost Exxon over $1 billion

Exxon, the world's biggest oil and gas company by value, entered Russia in the 1990s and has enjoyed a long and fruitful presence there. This presence was set to expand further with Exxon's plans to take part in the exploration and exploitation of the country's Arctic shelf. Unfortunately for …

Sanctions

Freight rail traffic is collapsing

Both of its components were down: Carloads - transporting oil, coal, grains, chemicals, and the like - fell 5.9% in the week, to 264,165 loads. Intermodal (containers and trailers), which accounts for about 46% of total traffic, fell 6.4% from a year ago, and 6.5% from two years ago.<p>This comes …

Trucking

How the western water wars may end

A novel plan in Washington State overcomes old animosities and offers the region a way forward in era of global warming.<p>October 16, 2016 Yakima, …

U.S. Supreme court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

<i>(Reuters)</i> — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world’s two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung’s appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of the iPhone.<p>Samsung paid …

U.S. Supreme Court