NEW YORK (Reuters) – Furloughs of air traffic controllers because of U.S. government spending cuts are leading to flight delays and cancelations.
The Federal Aviation Agency logged 1,200 delays related to the sequester on Monday and 1,025 on Tuesday – in addition to 1,400 and 975 delays for other more usual reasons such as bad weather or aircraft maintenance problems on those days.
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – Can a little device plugged into a port under your car’s dashboard help you drive better, save money and diagnose your car’s troubles? That’s the premise behind some new smartphone-linked gadgets, including one launched last week by Verizon Wireless and Delphi Automotive LLP.
Think of them as high-tech translators that let you and your car understand each other. The maker of one, Automatic Labs Inc., in San Francisco claims its device can help cut your gasoline spending by as much as a third.