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  • 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...

  • Tons of money but 'no samples' at these museums Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    10,000 note

    Museums around the world offer a year-round education for anyone curious about coins, currency and even virtual cash.

  • NEW YORK— Commuters, brace yourselves: The price of traveling on New York City's mass transit system is about to get even steeper. They're dirty, "said Joelle Torres, who commutes from her Long Island home in Coram to Manhattan's Beth Israel Medical Center, taking the Long Island Rail Road and the subway. The base fare for subways and buses will go up by 25 cents to $2.75,...

  • SEATTLE, March 20- Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined $700,000 for not properly disclosing that its trains had spilled crude oil and other hazardous materials on 14 occasions over four months, officials said on Friday. BNSF rail cars leaked hazardous material in 16 separate incidents between November and March but in only two...

  • Leap, the public transit alternative   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    Leap, the public transit alternative

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports a new bus service that launched in San Francisco this week offers free Wi-Fi and snacks for purchase.

  • Leap into cutting-edge commute   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Leap into cutting-edge commute

    CNBC's Josh Lipton rides to work in San Francisco via transit startup Leap.

  • Amazon drone test approved   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Amazon drone test approved

    The FAA gave Amazon permission to conduct test flights of its drones outdoors under certain rules. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, provides perspective.

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner around $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner nearly $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...