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Despite a new congressional mandate to set minimum seat widths and legroom standards, the FAA is unlikely to expand airline seat size anytime soon. Johan Marengrd/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Cramped Legroom On Flights Unlikely To Change, Despite Congressional Mandate

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Bankruptcy Protection May Be Sears' Last Chance For Survival

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A bridge damaged by Hurricane Michael can be seen Friday in Mexico Beach, Fla. The most powerful hurricane ever known to have hit the Florida Panhandle has left transportation and communication infrastructure in shambles, slowing relief efforts. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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A Mobil gas station in Haverhill, Mass. in 1999. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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It's Been 25 Years Since The Federal Gas Tax Went Up

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The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, including provisions that require the FAA to set a minimum size for commercial airplane seats. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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More Than 30,000 Steelworkers Threatening To Strike Across The U.S.

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Boeing Calls Back Retired Workers To Help Keep Up With Supply Chain

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The Role Of Logistics In Disaster Management

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Vehicles were directed onto U.S. 501 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tuesday. The state government ordered traffic to use all the lanes on the route leading away from the coast to facilitate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Prep Challenges Transportation Networks

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Political Shocker: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Won't Seek Re-Election

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With wife Amy Rule by his side, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Tuesday at City Hall in Chicago that he will not seek a third term in office. Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Shopping Online Doesn't Necessarily Reduce Traffic

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