A U.S. rule that would require automakers to double fuel economy of cars and light trucks by 2025 was written “in secret, outside the scope of law,” Representative Darrell Issa said in a letter announcing a congressional investigation.
Toyota Motor Corp. rose to the highest in nine months in Tokyo trading after a U.S. government report found no link between electronics in the company’s vehicles and sudden acceleration incidents and the carmaker raised its profit outlook.
Anger mounted among passengers stranded on airport tarmacs and in terminals as flight delays threatened to stretch into the weekend following the worst December snowstorm to hit New York City in six decades.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will halt some operations at midnight after the House of Representatives and Senate adjourned today without agreeing on legislation to extend the agency’s authority.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he believes motorists are distracted by any use of mobile phones while driving, including hands-free calls, as his department begins research that may lead him to push for a ban.