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Popular Carpooling Website to Launch in US has caught on in Europe

(Newser) - The German website , a smash hit across Europe with millions of users, is readying a launch in the US, reports Fast Company . The web service connects passengers seeking transportation with drivers seeking to save cash who then negotiate a price for a ride. The site has rapidly expanded... More »

Hybrid Drivers Lose Carpool Lane

Carpool lanes now only for carpoolers in California

(Newser) - The environment thanks you, now get in the right lane with everybody else. Solo drivers of hybrid cars are no longer allowed in California's carpool lanes, reports the Los Angeles Times . The privilege initiated as incentive for drivers to buy low-emission vehicles expired at the end of June. The... More »

Immigration Cut in Half in 2007, Census Shows

Economy may have been factor in slowdown

(Newser) - The number of immigrants to the US dropped by half in 2007, with 511,000 new arrivals, compared with about a million every year since 2000, new Census data reveal. Foreign-born numbers fell in 14 states, including longtime entry points like New Jersey and areas newly popular among immigrants, the... More »

Boys Drool, Chicks Rule Fall TV

(Newser) - Gone are the days of Magnum PI and McGuyver. This fall's primetime lineup is dominated by female characters who are successful, tenacious, and confident—while male counterparts are almost universally sniveling in the corner. But even as she applauds the turning of TV's gender tables, Salon's Rebecca Traister questions the... More »

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