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  • TORONTO, Sept 2- Amtrak, the U.S. passenger rail service, said on Tuesday that it has asked U.S. regulators to investigate "unacceptable train delays" on its Illinois routes that use Canadian National Railway Co tracks.

  • Here's how you can save on college travel Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Students, and their families, can get deals on making the trip to-and-from college, whether it's by train, plane or bus.

  • Taxi drivers gather next to the Olympia Stadium to protest ride-sharing apps on June 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

    In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers.

  • Two cruise lines come together in $3.025B deal Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Norwegian Dawn.

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is acquiring Prestige Cruises International for $3.025 billion in cash and stock.

  • Another flight diverted     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and the "Squawk Box" crew discuss news another flight was diverted after a fight began when one of the passengers tried to recline her seat.

  • Commission rejects London mayor's plan for airport Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:54 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.

  • Thune could play pivotal role in internet access Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    John Thune could play a pivotal role in shaping the future of internet access in America should he become the head of the powerful U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. But whether he takes charge of the committee or remains the second in command depends on Republicans winning control of the U.S. Senate this November.

  • Armored truck overturns, spilling bags of money Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    The Providence Journal reports that Deputy Fire Chief Paul Valletta Jr. says passersby arrived at the scene Saturday, but it was not initially known if anyone took money. They were transported for treatment at Rhode Island Hospital. Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com.

  • How FAA views drones     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Google has announced "Project Wing" aiming to develop its drone delivery system, and Eamon Javers spoke with the FAA about unmanned vehicle regulations.

  • Key events in the history of Malaysia Airlines Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:51 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Key dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomable double passenger jet disasters in 2014.. 1937— Malayan Airways Ltd., the forerunner of Malaysia Airlines, is formed to provide flights between Penang in Malaya and Singapore, both part of the British empire at the time.

  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

  • Obama holiday hobnobbing may snarl air traffic Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    A Bombardier Learjet aircraft

    Obama's plans to visit high net worth backers during the Labor Day weekend will come with lots of East Coast no-fly warnings.

  • Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • 2015 Mustang goes global     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Ford's Mustang is turning 50 this year and going global for the first time. Ford President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs, discusses the success of Ford's iconic brand, and the 2015 Mustang.

  • Qantas posts record full-year loss; Shares jump Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 PM ET

    Struggling Australian airline Qantas posted a FY14 statutory loss after tax of A$2.84 billion on Thursday, the deepest loss in its history as a public company.

  • In flight: To recline or not?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Amanda Drury round up the tweets of those who were asked what they would do if someone asked them to "un-recline" their seat on a flight. NYT correspondent Josh Barro, shares his opinions.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 27- U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities such as Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis. Currently, Uber operates in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Duesseldorf.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- Nutanix, which builds data infrastructures for companies, said on Wednesday it raised $140 million in another funding round, which valued the company at $2 billion. A spokeswoman for Wellington declined to comment.

  • CORRECTED-Berlin bans car service Uber Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    BERLIN, Aug 14- Berlin has banned car service Uber, which allows users to summon a ride on their smartphone, for not offering drivers and vehicles licensed to carry passengers, or full insurance cover, the German capital said.

  • Uber eyes aggressive expansion in Germany despite bans Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 27- U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities like Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis.