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  • Controversial start-up wins Inc.’s big award Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
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    Inc.'s editor-in-chief explains why Airbnb was just named the magazine's company of the year.

  • Holiday travel deals: Expedia CEO     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Book flights early but there are still Black Friday hotel deals out there, says Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia Inc. president & CEO, discussing how travelers can save money when planning a trip this holiday season.

  • Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia Inc. president & CEO, shares his thoughts on rumors Amazon is looking to get into the online travel business.

  • Making trains profitable again: Amtrak CEO     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    The U.S. is not making the investment in infrastructure, says Joseph Boardman, Amtrak president & CEO, discussing how to make trains profitable.

  • Amtrak CEO: Ridership demand increasing     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    Joseph Boardman, Amtrak president & CEO, discusses the increase in train ridership amid a deteriorating infrastructure in the U.S.

  • Uber for helicopters     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Flying private is about to get more convenient and cheaper, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Baltimore airport loses power for 90 minutes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— A power outage at a Baltimore airport terminal disrupted operations and caused flights to be canceled or delayed. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said in an email that power went out about 10:20 a.m. Monday. He says the outage affected concourses A, B, and C. Passenger screening operations...

  • Cruise ship passenger lost overboard off Sydney Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    SYDNEY— An air and sea search for an 84- year-old passenger lost overboard from a cruise ship east of Sydney was called off Tuesday after authorities calculated that he could not have survived. A security camera showed the man had dropped 25 meters into the ocean from the Sun Princess on Monday evening about 280 kilometers east of Sydney, search manager...

  • Woman cleared in fatal car wreck after GM letter Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    HOUSTON— A Texas judge cleared a woman Monday for a car accident that killed her fiance in 2004, after General Motors acknowledged that her car would have been among millions being recalled for a problem that may have contributed to the death. Candice Anderson was driving a 2004 Saturn Ion when it suddenly veered off a road about 60 miles east of Dallas and...

  • Thanksgiving: Snow, ice could pose travel trouble Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    A resident shovels snow after a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.

    Forecasters warn that Thanksgiving travelers may face snow and ice that could cause delays in airports and on the road, reports NBC.

  • FedEx & UPS cope with demand surge     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    David Ross, Stifel analyst, provides his outlook for shipping outfits FedEx and UPS this holiday season, and how fuel is impacting their bottom lines.

  • Best tips for holiday travel     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Discussing which destinations are booked up for the holidays, and when consumers can get the best deals on airfare and hotels, with Paula Froelich, Yahoo Travel.

  • Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    ROMULUS, Mich.— Flights are starting to resume at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Conway says one Delta Air Lines plane landed around 7 a.m. but skidded off a taxiway into grass. Icy conditions have caused numerous accidents on Detroit- area roadways, including a multi-vehicle crash on M-14 in western Wayne...

  • DETROIT, Nov 21- Ford Motor Co said on Friday its 2015 F-150 aluminum-intensive pickup truck, the most important model in its latest lineup, will get 5 to 29 percent better fuel economy than its previous versions. The Chrysler LLC Group's Ram 1500 3- liter V6 with a diesel engine, which it called EcoDiesel, gets 28 mpg on the highway, 20 mpg in city driving and a combined...

  • Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup. With gas now averaging $2.84 per gallon, the aluminum F-150 will save the average buyer only $100 to $200 a year in fuel costs over competing gasoline models from General Motors and...

  • Minivans do poorly in crash tests     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    New crash tests are raising troubling questions about the safety of minivans.

  • Employers decry 'break' in West Coast port talks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:38 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Negotiations over a new contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took an unexpected turn Thursday, as the union insisted on "small table" talks while employers decried the "extended break." The full teams for the longshoreman's union and the association representing trans-ocean shipping lines and operators of port terminals aren't...

  • Inslee to GOP senators: Bring solutions on climate Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Responding to criticism leveled at him last week, Gov. Doug Ericksen, R- Ferndale, and Curtis King, R- Yakima, disputing their assertions that the Legislature has been cut out of the process of evaluating potential requirements for cleaner transportation fuels. Inslee responded Thursday that the process has been open and transparent, lawmakers and...

  • Puerto Rico touts $130M renovated airport terminal Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Officials in Puerto Rico have unveiled a $130 million renovated terminal at the island's main international airport. Officials have made $24 million worth of improvements at another terminal and are spending $75 million for remodeling a third terminal expected to reopen by late 2015.. Aerostar Airport Holdings, a Mexican company, took...

  • Executives from Honda North America, Chrysler and Takata faced tough questions from U.S. Senators on Thursday over Takata's deadly air bag defects that led to a nationwide recall.