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Oil Scare Turns FedEx On To Energy Efficiency

When Fred Smith started FedEx in 1971, the company nearly didn't make it because of the spike in fuel costs related to the Arab oil embargo. That experience led Smith to turn FedEx into one of the leaders in looking for alternatives to power its vans, trucks and jets.
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Dynamic Tolling Coming To Virginia Express Lanes

Virginia's 495 Express Lanes will implement a relatively new dynamic tolling system set to open late this year.
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Pimlico Targets Younger Crowd For Preakness

Pimplico's Preakness aims for hipness by including musical performances and the return of Kegasus.
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Tickets In Maryland, Kansas, Illinois Share Mega Millions

Tickets in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois will split the winning $640 million prize.
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Looming Loans & Scary Stats: A Student Loan Debt "Bubble" ?

Nearly fifteen percent of borrowers defaulted on student loan debts last year. With total student loan debt over $850 billion last year, how will rising defaults impact our economy? The forecast isn't good; but it also isn't as bleak as you might think...


Shortchanged By Cost, Canada Boots Penny

The Canadian penny is no more. At least, that's what was announced Thursday in the Canadian government's 2012 federal budget. Because of the rising cost of metals, it takes more than one-cent to mint a penny.
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Virginia Residents Urged To Check Quake Coverage

Many residents of Virginia were caught flat-footed by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake last August, so regulators are uging homeowners to check to see if their insurance coverage prepares them for future tremors.