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  • FEATURE-Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    *Dandelion native to Kazakhstan yields tyre-grade rubber. MUENSTER, Germany, Aug 20- Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.

  • Cruising’s new frontier: Chinese tourists Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    The cruise industry is seeking a bigger slice of the growing Chinese tourist pie, with Beijing putting its heft behind expansion efforts.

  • WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    BERLIN— A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations. A stretch of the A3 highway near Offenbach, outside Frankfurt, was closed Tuesday after the 500- kilogram British bomb was found.

  • Aug 19- Canada's Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its final report on last year's Lac-Mégantic crude train disaster, including a list of 18 "causes and contributing factors" to the catastrophic derailment that killed 47 people.

  • LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec, Aug 19- The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster, which last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called for tougher scrutiny of the rail industry.

  • LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec, Aug 19- The Canadian government did not adequately audit the rail firm at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster that last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called for tougher scrutiny of the rail industry.

  • LONDON/ HELSINKI/ COPENHAGEN, Aug 19- Team Niinivirta, a Finnish family-run transportation firm, turned 60 this year, but its third-generation managers now don't know if the business will see Christmas, because of Russia's new ban on European food imports.

  • Transports on a roll     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Looking at signals of a recovery from the rail and transport industry, with Jason Seidl, Cowen & Co.

  • COLUMN-Natural gas can keep those motors running: Kemp Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 19- Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionise traffic on U.S. roads, cutting bills for some of the country's heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions and other pollution.

  • CNBC 25: Will air travel improve?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at how the air travel congestion and pricing will change over the next 25 years.

  • CNBC 25: Traffic nightmares     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at the future of congestion in the United States. LeBeau says between now and 2035 anther 10 million vehicles will be added to the American roads.

  • Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. However, when it came to improving veterans' health care, overhauling job training programs, authorizing water projects and "unlocking" cellphones for use in other networks, Congress managed to get the job done.

  • Bottom line on Tesla warranty: Herb Greenberg     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg thinks Tesla has stretched earnings quality. Phil LeBeau, provides perspective.

  • Electric car outlook     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at what vehicles will dominate the roads 25 years from now.

  • Future automobile?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Former General Motors executive Bob Lutz shares his vision for the future automobile: a self-driving, battery-powered machine.

  • How travel and transportation as we know it could change in the next 25 years.

  • Faster planes in 25 years?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and the "Squawk Box" crew discuss the future of aviation.

  • Future of flying in 25 years     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks ahead 25 years to what flying an airplane might be like for customers.

  • Pebble Beach car auction     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the top cars sold at this weekend's Pebble Beach auction were mostly Ferraris.

  • Rail service extension reaches DFW Airport Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    GRAPEVINE, Texas— Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas.