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  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday.

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    The Transportation Department, worried about the potential for catastrophic accidents involving oil and ethanol trains that are sometimes as many as 100 cars long, is drafting new tank-car regulations aimed at making the cars less likely to spill their contents in the event of a crash.

  • Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    TORONTO— Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer.

  • Delta defies winter freeze as profit beats Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Ground crew personnel service Delta planes at the Salt Lake City international Airport on November 27, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Delta reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday, as passengers flocked to the airline in spite of a brutal winter.

  • New Hampshire House ups gas, diesel tax by 4 cents Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire's House voted Wednesday to raise the tax on gasoline and diesel by 4 cents per gallon— the first increase since 1991.. New Hampshire's 18- cent tax is the lowest in New England and would remain the lowest if it is increased 4 cents.

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    As the case of the San Jose stowaway shows, it did not take a sophisticated plan for a 15- year-old boy to spend about seven hours in what is supposed to be a secure area of Silicon Valley's main airport— much of it in a wheel well of the jet that took the teen to Hawaii. "No system is foolproof," San Jose International Airport aviation director Kim Aguirre said Wednesday.

  • North Dakota to begin drone tests for ag research Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    North Dakota could begin flying a drone next month to test how the unmanned aircraft can check soil quality and the status of crops to help farmers improve agricultural management.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on documents released by NHTSA surrounding General Motors' March 31st recall of 335,000 Saturn Ions. LeBeau explains complaints began in 2004.

  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the left rear wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday, according to the FBI. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen climbed into the left rear wheel well of the first plane he saw in San Jose.

  • Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1- cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects. If passed by the full Senate, the measure would head to the November ballot for voter approval. The lone "no" vote on the Senate panel was Republican Sen.

  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    "The bus hit a FedEx truck," the student replied. " The FedEx truck came into us. " The California Highway Patrol released the recordings Thursday as investigators returned to the scene about 100 miles north of Sacramento to reconstruct aspects of the crash.

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Korean Air A380 hits 2 light poles at LA airport Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard.

  • April 17- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

  • Judge denies 'park it now' bid for recalled GM cars Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    GM CEO Mary Barra appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

    A US judge rejected a bid to compel GM to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    DETROIT— A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued her order Thursday in Corpus Christi.

  • April 17- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

  • Fake grenade in luggage disrupts New York airport Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    NEWBURGH, N.Y.— State police say a fake hand grenade in a passenger's luggage has disrupted operations at an airport in New York's Hudson Valley. Troopers say Stewart Airport in Newburgh was closed just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the souvenir grenade was found during security screening.

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Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says wages in Japan are not keeping up with rising prices.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

Mohit Arora, Executive Director for Asia Pacific at J.D. Power and Associates, says a recovery of lost grounds in China and introduction of new models in markets like India will offset Honda's dismal U.S. sales.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:11 PM ET

Stuart Leckie, Chairman at Stirling Finance, says the triple-R cut for Chinese rural lenders will have a positive impact and is a "nice gesture" signaling that Beijing has not forgotten the rural areas.