• Toyota Motor will recall 1.1 million cars globally for defects, including 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the United States to fix airbags that could be deployed inadvertently, the automaker said on Wednesday.

  • Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Leaving Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Ray LaHood, U.S. secretary of transportation

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still left in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, says he plans to leave the Obama administration.

  • Mississippi River Blocked After Barge Hits Bridge Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    Oil spills out of a barge near Vicksburg, Miss. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

    The lower Mississippi River was partly shut to ship traffic as cleanup crews skimmed oily water Monday, a day after a barge with more than 80,000 gallons of oil struck a railroad bridge near Vicksburg, Miss., spreading a sheen of light crude.

  • ANA Cancels Another 379 Dreamliner Flights Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    All Nippon Airways, which has the biggest fleet of Dreamliner jets, on Saturday cancelled 379 flights scheduled for Feb. 1-18, almost doubling the number of its cancellations since one of the planes made an emergency landing.

  • Flight Cancellations Top 450 for All Nippon Airways Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:49 PM ET
    A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner airplane for All Nippon Airways

    All Nippon Airways, which has the biggest fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, on Friday canceled another 78 flights scheduled for January 29 to 31 - bringing total cancellations at the Japanese carrier since one of the planes made an emergency landing on January 16 to 459.

  • Brace for Prolonged Grounding of Dreamliner Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • The damaged battery case from a fire aboard a Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane at Logan International Airport in Boston is displayed inside an investigation lab at National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Headquarters in Washington, DC.

    One whistleblower is adamant about his fear about the use of lithium-ion batteries on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, saying they could "explode."

  • Union Pacific Rides the Shale Boom: Exec Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    FILE- This Thursday, July 12, 2012, file photo,  shows a Union Pacific Railroad restored passenger train in Eugene, Ore.  Union Pacific said Thursday, July 19, 2012, that its second-quarter net income surged 28 percent, as the nation's largest railroad collected higher prices and fuel surcharges and handled slightly more cargo. Its shares rose 3 percent by midday. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Kevin Clark, File)

    Union Pacific's decline in coal shipments is being partially offset by the shale boom and price increases, CFO Rob Knight told CNBC.

  • 'Never Say Never' on Bag Fees: Southwest CEO Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:27 AM ET
    Southwest airplanes on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

    Southwest Airlines could change its policy of not charging baggage fees at some point, CEO Gary Kelly said on CNBC.

  • Cramer: Add Some Locomotion to Your Portfolio Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:17 PM ET

    With railroads chugging higher, Jim Cramer recommends a novel way to harness the runaway bull.

  • Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood is making it clear the Federal Aviation Administration will not rush to lift the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

  • American Airlines Unveils New Look Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    American Airlines unveils a new logo and exterior for its planes.

    American Airlines' bold, bright new livery is drawing praise and criticism as it tries to emerge from bankruptcy and ponders a merger with US Airways.

  • Unclear When Boeing 787 Will Fly Again: US Official Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner airplane for All Nippon Airways

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Friday that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet will not fly again until authorities are "1,000 percent sure" it is safe.

  • ANA and Japan Airlines Co. (JAL), the world's largest users of Boeing Co. 787 jets, grounded their entire fleet of Dreamliners in the biggest blow yet to the troubled passenger jet's image.

    One day after the FAA and aviation authorities around the world grounded the 787 Dreamliner, essentially saying it is not safe to fly, Boeing customers are standing by the beleaguered plane.

  • Airbus Beaten by Boeing as Orders Plunge Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    The Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Europe's Airbus posted a 43 percent drop in orders and surrendered its crown as the world's largest planemaker to Boeing last year, but predicted improvements in both orders and deliveries for 2013 as airlines seek to reduce fuel costs.

  • Boeing Dreamliners Grounded for Battery Checks Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related problems are investigated.

  • 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.

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