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Strained By Economy, Americans Using Cars Less

Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?


US President Barack Obama (R) hugs Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx.  (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Foxx Sworn In As Next Transportation Secretary

The Transportation Department says former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx has been sworn in as President Barack Obama’s new transportation secretary.