• North Korea Bans Women From Riding Bicycles...Again Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 12:42 AM ET

    It's now illegal (again) for women to ride bicycles in North Korea. The country's leader Kim Jung Un reinstated his father's absurd law, but only after he lifted the ban last year. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Are Batteries to Blame for the Dreamliner 787's Problems? Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Investigators are focusing on the lithium-ion batteries used in the new Boeing 7878 Dreamliner.

  • Rental Car Startup Silvercar Offers Audis for Everyone Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:37 PM ET
    Car rental company, Silvercar offers only silver Audi A4 cars.

    New rental car service Silvercar lets customers reserve an Audi A4, unlock its door and drive away via your smartphone. No need to visit the often slow car rental counter.

  • The Cost of America's Crumbling Bridges and Roads Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The decrepit state of the nation's infrastructure will knock more than $3 trillion off the nation's GDP through the end of the decade if more money isn't spent to upgrade the country's roads, bridges, airports and ports, according to a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Japan Says Confidence in Dreamliner at Stake Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Japan's transport minister acknowledged that passenger confidence in Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner jet is at stake,as both Japan and the United States have opened broad and open-ended investigations into the plane after a series of incidents that have raised safety concerns.

  • Members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit walk a picket line near APM Terminals, halting cargo at the busiest seaport complex in the nation.

    The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX)are racing to avert a Feb. 7th strike of 14,500 longshoremen members in 14 major East Coast ports, including hubs in New York and New Jersey.

  • UPS to Withdraw TNT Express Bid, TNT Sinks Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    United Parcel Service said the European Commission has informed the company that it is working on a decision to prohibit UPS's proposed acquisition of TNT Express NV.

  • Startup Plans Lean, Green 84 MPG Machine for 2014 Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 4:31 PM ET
    Elio Motors ultra high mileage car.

    Elio Motors plans to roll out a two-seater car that gets 84 miles per gallon in 2014.

  • Dreamliner Unlikely to Be Grounded: Analysts Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:50 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    The FAA's special review of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is significant but not so unusual that the new jet is in danger of being grounded, airline analysts told CNBC Friday.

  • US Defends Dreamliner, Despite Safety Review Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    Even as the federal government was announcing a new reliability review of Boeing's new 787, the Secretary of Transportation was defending the safety of the Dreamliner.

  • United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    The FAA is conducting a comprehensive review of the design, manufacture and assembly of the Boeing 787, even while government officials declared the plane safe despite recent incidents including a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week.

  • FAA Will Review Boeing 787 Dreamliner Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    The FAA will conduct a special review of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner power system, CNBC has learned from sources Thursday. The review will likely examine the design and manufacturing process of the plane, and could take several weeks, perhaps even a couple of months.

  • Boeing Confident About 787 Despite 'Teething Problems' Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    A senior Boeing engineer said Wednesday the plane maker has "extreme confidence" in the 787 Dreamliner, despite three of mishaps this week, including a battery fire.

  • AMR Cites 'Significant' Rise in Value, Mulls Options Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    AMR Corp, the parent of American Airlines, said brighter business prospects might let equity holders receive some value from its reorganization.

  • NTSB Investigator Mike Bauer inside the Boeing 787 under investigation at Boston's Logan Airport.

    One day after a Dreamliner caught on fire, Boeing found itself facing another 787 with problems. This at a time when the aviation company said it has traced the source of the fire to a lithium ion battery.

  • After 787 Fire, Another Dreamliner Has Fuel Leak Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    A fuel leak forced a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines to return to the gate at Boston's Logan International Airport Tuesday, canceling its scheduled takeoff in the second mishap in as many days with the new jetliner.

  • The New Way to Tax Car Owners: Pay Per Mile Driven Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Have you ever heard of the vehicle miles traveled tax? No? Well get ready to hear more about it, because the vehicle miles traveled tax, or VMT, is the latest way states are looking to make up for falling gas tax revenues.

  • Airlines Scrap Clunkers Sooner as Oil Prices Bite Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Jets are heading off to their final resting place at a rate similar to cars as airlines scrap aircraft at earlier stages, according to new research.

  • Zipcar, Under New Ownership, Tries Fee-Free Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    The CEO of Zipcar, which was taken over this week by Avis, told CNBC about a new plan to get around the annual fee.

  • What's Booming? China's Demand for Iron Ore Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:33 PM ET
    Iron ore from Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak mine arrives at the receiving facility at the company's Port Hedland operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland, a bellwether for Chinese industrial activity, surged 25 percent in December from the previous month to a record level, shipping data showed.

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