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  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- A major power outage hit large parts of Amsterdam and the surrounding province of North Holland on Friday, prompting the cancellation of all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport. The outage was caused by a "technical fault" at a substation in the Amsterdam suburb of Diemen, it said on its Twitter feed. Frankfurt airport operator...

  • AMSTERDAM— Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns. TenneT said the cause was an outage at a high-voltage power station in the town of Diemen, just outside Amsterdam. The national railroad service said that no trains were running in and around Amsterdam.

  • ALL FLIGHTS TO SCHIPHOL AIRPORT DIVERTING TO OTHER REGIONAL AIRPORTS- SPOKESWOMAN.

  • AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL CANCELS FLIGHTS AFTER MAJOR POWER OUTAGE- AIRPORT SPOKESWOMAN.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico is preparing to welcome the world's two largest cruise ships for the first time next year. The executive director of the island's Tourism Company says Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas will bring an estimated 60,000 passengers to San Juan in 2016. Next year's visits are expected to generate an estimated...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The commissioner of Connecticut's Transportation Department is outlining priorities in the governor's 30- year plan to overhaul highways, bridges and rail lines. Commissioner James Redeker says the plan for railways includes upgrading Civil War-era tracks and ties and a bridge over the Connecticut River that he describes as the biggest...

  • Slowing freight volumes   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Slowing freight volumes

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on data pointing to a slowdown in transportation.

  • "The flight deck is capable of accommodating three pilots and there shouldn't ever be a situation where there is only one person in the cockpit," said James Hall, a former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, referring to the "jump seats" in airliners. Hall was head of the safety board in 1999 when the board investigated the crash of an EgyptAir plane...

  • Dayton to urge airport managers to set $10 minimum wage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    Mark Dayton on Wednesday publicly urged the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to quickly adopt a $10 minimum wage. Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call in remarks at the Muslim American Society's Capitol lobby day. If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean...

  • Investigators search for clues in Airbus crash Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash.

    Experts are examining the "black box" recorder found at the scene of the crash of the Germanwings Airbus plane to try to ascertain what happened.

  • Flight crash voice recorder retrieved   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Flight crash voice recorder retrieved

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the voice recorder was damaged in the Germanwings plane crash, but recordings were able to be extracted.

  • COLUMN-Record traffic is boosting U.S. fuel demand: Kemp Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    LONDON, March 25- Traffic on U.S. highways has hit a new record as the economy recovers and the lower cost of gasoline and diesel encourages more travel. Cars and trucks drove a record 3.050 trillion miles on U.S. highways in the 12 months ending in January, passing the previous peak of 3.039 trillion set in the 12 months to November 2007, according to the Federal...

  • German jetliner search suspended for night   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:26 PM ET
    German jetliner search suspended for night

    The search efforts for the Germanwings plane crash have been suspended for the night, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Germanwings' mysterious descent   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Germanwings' mysterious descent

    Many questions remain after news the Germanwings flight rapidly descended from 38,000 feet down to 6,500, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Anthony Roman, Roman & Associates, and Denny Kelly, Kelly James & Associates, discuss likely reasons for the rapid descent.

  • Germanwings passenger jet crash site   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    Germanwings passenger jet crash site

    France's interior ministry released aerial footage of the site where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed on Tuesday.

  • The world's hottest travel spots: TripAdvisor Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    TripAdvisor has released its seventh annual Travelers' Choice awards. Heading the list this year? Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Germanwings black box found at crash site: French Interior Min.

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides the latest updates on the Germanwings flight crash. Perspective, with Deborah Hersman, NAT Safety Council CEO.

  • BRASILIA, March 24- A plan to attract private investment to Brazil's strained port infrastructure is even more important in the face of federal budget cuts that will curb public investment, Ports Minister Edinho Araújo said in an interview. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Friday that her government would make "significant" cuts to the 2015 budget...

  • Germanwings descended 30,000 feet   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Germanwings descended 30,000 feet

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides the latest updates on the Germanwings flight crashing in southern France.

  • BOSTON— The nation's mayors are calling on Congress to increase transportation funding in order to keep roads and bridges in good repair. The call came Monday during a task force meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Congress needs to do more than just maintain existing funding for the bill, which he said has been...