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  • Hertz, Avis Budget Group Inc and market leader Enterprise Rent-A-Car control about 90 percent of the U.S. car rental market. And more so Hertz, than Avis, since cars are made by General Motors Co account for a bigger portion of its fleet.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Oil traders have begun fixing tankers to take North Sea, West African and Arab crudes to South Africa for storage, hoping for a repeat of the multi-million dollar bonanza they reaped in 2008-2009..

  • US warns travelers of canceled Venezuela flights Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to be careful when traveling to Venezuela because of the steep drop in airline service to the South American country.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 35 or. 9 percent, to $39.89. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 27 or 2.2 percent, to $12.60. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 57 or 1.9 percent, to $31.32.

  • Why America has a shortage of truck drivers Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Truck drivers navigate a rain-covered highway on the outskirts of Chicago, in Hinsdale, Ill.

    The U.S. has more available trucking jobs than qualified drivers, as older workers retire. Inside the labor shortfall.

  • Why Wall Street is betting on infrastructure fixes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    Big investors are shaping transportation in 2039 by betting on relatively boring fixes to bridges, airports and roads.

  • Iceland volcano threat puts airline stocks in limbo Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
    A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier August 19, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, with 'intense seismic activity' and 'ongoing magma movement' reported at the site of the volcano.

    Growing fears of a volcanic eruption Iceland left investors on edge Wednesday with airlines braced for potential disruption.

  • FEATURE-Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    *Dandelion native to Kazakhstan yields tyre-grade rubber. MUENSTER, Germany, Aug 20- Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20- Malaysia is considering tapping one of its top economic policymakers to lead an overhaul of Malaysia Airlines that aims to transform the troubled carrier into a "premium airline", a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $39.54. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $12.33. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $30.75.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $39.63. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $12.36. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $30.73.

  • WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    BERLIN— A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations. A stretch of the A3 highway near Offenbach, outside Frankfurt, was closed Tuesday after the 500- kilogram British bomb was found.

  • Aug 19- Canada's Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its final report on last year's Lac-Mégantic crude train disaster, including a list of 18 "causes and contributing factors" to the catastrophic derailment that killed 47 people.

  • LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec, Aug 19- The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster, which last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called for tougher scrutiny of the rail industry.

  • Uber hires top Obama adviser to oversee strategy Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    David Plouffe

    Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe is going to Uber to help fight "The Big Taxi cartel," Uber says. Re/code reports.

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4 Q BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit Container shipping rise bodes well for world trade

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4 Q BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit Container shipping rise bodes well for world trade

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit Container shipping rise bodes well for world trade China promises to rein in executive pay

  • GM expands website for owners of recalled vehicles Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    General Motors's website for owners of its vehicles recalled for faulty ignition switches has been expanded to include all 20 models involved.

  • BERLIN, Aug 19- Deutsche Bahn is suing airlines in the United States for operating a price-fixing cartel affecting its freight business between 1999-2006, the German transport company told Reuters.

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