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Uber and Lyft Price Wars Could Take Their Toll

Uber and Lyft are driving in opposite directions when it comes to how much they charge you for a ride.On Thursday, Uber announced that it would tack on a $1 “safe rides fee” to its UberX car service to cover the cost of insurance, background checks and more.







10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring

That big summer vacation may still be months away, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of America’s national parks are just now shaking off winter’s chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.







Vote for the Week in Pictures: April 10 - 17

Vote for the best image from the Week in Pictures. The winning image will be displayed next week.Last week's winner:







Eastern Air Lines Looks to Take to the Skies Once Again

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.







When Is the Price of Gas Cheaper? Weekdays or Weekends?

People tend to grouse about gas stations jacking up their prices on weekends, but in most states, gas prices are higher during the workweek.The crowdsourced gas-price aggregator GasBuddy.com took an exhaustive, four-year look at what days gas was cheapest in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.







At Least 13 Sherpas Dead as Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster.NBC News confirmed that all of the dead were Sherpa guides.







Look, Ma, No Horse! Will Old Timey Car Make It in Central Park?

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.







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