A fire burns Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, after a train derailment near Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/John Raby)

West Virginia oil train derailment: Fires for hours, smoke

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Emergency crews and environmental officials are responding to a train derailment in West Virginia that sent at least one tanker containing crude oil into a river and also caused a nearby house to catch fire.
A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train transporting oil leaves Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. (Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg)

Canada Pacific rail and Teamsters agree to arbitration, ending strike

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Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference agreed to go into mediated arbitration, ending a strike that began over the weekend, Labor Minister Kellie Leitch said.
As a result, Canada’s federal government will no longer be pursuing back-to-work legislation, Leitch said at a press conference in Ottawa on Monday. “The strike is over,” Leitch said. “My expectation is that people return to work quickly.”
A Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter hovers over a runway during a demonstration of the new Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter designed for transporting offshore oil workers at West Houston Airport Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Houston. Sikorsky just opened a Houston office to focus on oil & gas support. 
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Video: Sikorsky’s new helicopter takes flight

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Sikorsky doesn’t expect the drop in crude oil prices to hurt its business, even though the oil industry is a big customer.
A Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter hovers over a runway during a demonstration of the new Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter designed for transporting offshore oil workers at West Houston Airport Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Houston. Sikorsky just opened a Houston office to focus on oil & gas support. 
( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Helicopter company opens Houston office to serve offshore workers

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About 80 helicopters from Sikorsky’s S-76 model line are operating in the Gulf of Mexico, along with 50 in its S-92 line.
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Trucks triumph in 2014 as cheap fuel frees U.S. consumers

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Consumers bought more pickups, minivans and sport utility vehicles than cars in every month of 2014.
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How low can gasoline go?

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Collectively, drivers are saving an average of $315 million in fuel costs daily due to the price declines.
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AAA: Nearly 4 million more Americans on the road for holidays

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Millions more drivers will look to take advantage of plummeting gas prices this winter.
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AAA: Consumers now saving $100 per month on gasoline

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Gasoline prices averaged $2.60 per gallon Friday — the lowest level since Dec. 27, 2009.
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Cheap gas likely to spur greater truck sales

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The pitch for alternative fuel vehicles has become a lot more difficult.
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Ford’s aluminum body F-150 makes its debut

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Ford says it’s the first truck to have an aluminum body, and as a result, it weighs about 700 pounds less than previous models.