• Sept 18- Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday.

  • Calif gov signs historic ridesharing legislation Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law.

  • Air Canada adds new bag fee, following WestJet Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 18- Air Canada said on Thursday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag on flights within Canada and to the Caribbean and Mexico, days after rival WestJet Airlines Ltd introduced a similar fee.

  • Cleveland port adds 2nd trans-Atlantic freighter Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— The Port of Cleveland will soon have a second freighter traversing the Atlantic Ocean. Despite financial losses on its freighter to Europe, the Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Port Authority has reached an agreement with its Dutch partner to add a second ship to the trans-Atlantic service.

  • EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage. Luggage surcharges coming on top of cheap airfares are common with Europe's burgeoning budget airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.

  • Trial begins in case of plane crash into home Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— Opening statements are underway in a wrongful death claim filed after the 2009 crash of Continental Flight 3407 into a home near Buffalo. His family is suing Continental and the regional carrier that operated the Newark, New Jersey- to- Buffalo flight.

  • Some Delta pilots get offer early-retirement offer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering early-retirement incentives to pilots including those who fly the Boeing 747 as it prepares to ground four of the jumbo jets later this year. The Atlanta- based airline plans to retire four of its 16 Boeing 747 s when it replaces them with the Boeing 777 on its Atlanta- Tokyo route, a spokeswoman said.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 58 or 1.5 percent, to $38.94. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.9 percent, to $11.20. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.43.

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 17- Workers at a FedEx Corp warehouse in western Canada have successfully unionized, the first employees besides pilots at the package delivery company to organize in North America, a local Teamsters union said on Wednesday.

  • Lyft may expand to 100 cities globally in 2015 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 PM ET
    The Lyft app is demonstrated on an Apple iPhone 5s.

    Lyft, Uber's biggest competitor, plans to expand to 100 cities globally in 2015.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 57 or 1.4 percent, to $38.95. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.5 percent, to $11.24. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $34.28.

  • Cabin interior firm announces Arkansas facility Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    Beaudet Aviation said its new facility is adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that it will supply Dassault Falcon Jet with completion work for its Falcon models. Beaudet Aviation is a subsidiary of JCB Aero.

  • Sept 17- Two years after it began flying tourists over the Grand Canyon, Air Methods Corp is looking to expand its U.S. travel business as a lucrative sideline to its air ambulance services. Chief Executive Aaron Todd, however, expects tourism to be a significant driver of revenue for Air Methods as U.S. consumer confidence returns.

  • Senate: China hacked military contractor networks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 01 or percent, to $39.51. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $11.47. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.46.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 17- Package delivery company FedEx Corp should enjoy a record holiday peak season thanks to the continued rise of online consumer sales in the United States, company officials said on Wednesday.

  • Peter Thiel on Twitter, Google, Uber and gay CEOs Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Uber is 'ethically challenged': Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel says he "missed the boat" in investing in Uber, but he calls the start-up Silicon Valley's most "ethically challenged" company.

  • American Air agents vote to unionize for first time Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    The tail sections of American Airlines aircraft and a US Airways aircraft are lined up at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

    Over 85% of passenger service agents at American Airlines voted to unionize.

  • UPDATE 1-FedEx profit beats estimates as shipments rise Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Sept 17- FedEx Corp reported a better-than-expected 24 percent jump in quarterly profit as the world's No. 2 package delivery company benefited from higher shipment volume. The company's net income rose to $606 million, or $2. l0 per share, in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, from $489 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.

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