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CEO of driverless car company still loves to drive

John Krafcik downshifted his white Porsche 911 and whipped it around a curve on a heavily wooded mountain road. The car's 25-year-old engine made its distinctive soft rumble behind us as he accelerated out toward the next turn. For a few moments, we stopped talking. I was enjoying the drive, but also the pleasant irony of it.

Snowstorm slams eastern US, killing 8

A strong wintry storm still was dumping snow Friday in far northern New England after creating traffic havoc that claimed at least eight lives across the country's eastern half and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people.

NYC subway station reopens for the first time since 9/11

It may not be clean and shiny for long, but the brand new Cortlandt Street subway station is a thing of beauty. In gleaming chrome and white marble, the station reopened Saturday afternoon after being closed since the Twin Towers collapsed on top of it on Sept. 11, 2001.

How the motorcycle industry is attracting new riders

Motorcycling in America is getting a makeover. Industry stalwarts and upstart competitors are trying to attract new riders who want something different from Harley-Davidson's big burbling cruisers or screaming Japanese and European performance bikes.

Uber's e-bikes are cannibalizing rides from Uber's cars

Six months after jumping into the bikesharing game, Uber has made a fascinating discovery: New riders taking a spin on its red Jump electric bikes in San Francisco are more likely to continue riding the bikes instead of hopping in one of its ubiquitous cars.

Best and worst US cities for commuters

The data crunchers at realtor.com analyzed a bunch of factors, including the condition of local roads and bridges, to identify the easiest -- and most frustrating -- commutes among the largest 150 metros.