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  • Texas transportation officials have unveiled a bold plan to reconfigure a major interstate through downtown Houston that would place lanes below ground level, alleviate congestion and give the city a dramatic face lift. Lenz, whose nonprofit association represents businesses and other groups north of downtown, said the segment of I-45 through Houston is...

  • Earnings: Trucks vs. trains   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    Earnings: Trucks vs. trains

    A tale of two earnings stories in the transports, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Airline profits rise   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Airline profits rise

    Here's the airline stocks you should watch today, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • CHICAGO, April 23- Caterpillar Inc on Thursday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit despite lower sales and gave a somber outlook for the rest of 2015 based on the strong U.S. dollar, weak oil prices and geopolitical tensions. Caterpillar said the strength of the dollar lowered the cost of imported goods in the first quarter, especially from Japan,...

  • Honda shows new business jet in Japan Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:55 AM ET

    TOKYO— Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green. The jet, on show at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Thursday, is the culmination of founder Soichiro Honda's longtime dream to have a plane in Honda Motor Co.' s lineup. Honda Aircraft Chief Michimasa Fujino told...

  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery' Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— A passenger on the SkyWest flight to Connecticut that made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday described a lack of air in the cabin and shortness of breath as three others on board lost consciousness, but the airline said an inspection on the ground found no mechanical faults. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare...

  • P.A.M. Transportation posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $5.4 million. The Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 72 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Charlie Baker is hoping to gain control of Boston's public transit system after pounding snowstorms this winter slowed the nation's oldest subway system to a crawl, frustrating hundreds of thousands of riders. Baker filed a bill Wednesday that would create a new control board to oversee operations and finances of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation...

  • Lawsuit challenges airport noise curfews in the Hamptons Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:14 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— The battle for the skies above the Hamptons is headed to a courtroom. On Tuesday, Friends of East Hampton Airport filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, claiming among other things that local governments have no authority to impose airport noise or access restrictions; the suit says that is the purview of the Federal Aviation...

  • Subaru goes rear-wheel drive with sporty 2015 BRZ coupe Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Subaru's all-wheel drive passion aside, the automaker crafts a fun, rear-wheel drive, sport coupe. The 2015 Surbaru BRZ is surprisingly affordable, too, with a starting retail price of less than $26,500. But the only rear-drive car offered by Subaru has precise steering, virtually no body lean in corners, sport-tuned suspension, Torsion limited-slip rear...

  • Knight Transportation tops 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $29.6 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Knight Transportation shares have decreased slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Saving fuel with scooters   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    Saving fuel with scooters

    Jim Kolbe, Genuine Scooter Company co-owner, shows the "Squawk Box" crew how to save energy and commute with scooters.

  • Werner beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $23.1 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $516.8 million.

  • Boeing tops 1Q profit forecasts, airplane deliveries rise Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    Boeing Co. delivered more commercial airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent. The profit topped Wall Street expectations, but revenue was below forecasts, and production costs of the Boeing 787 jet continued to pile up. Boeing and European rival...

  • FRANKFURT, April 22- Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from at least four potential acquirors, including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Uber, Hellman& Friedman, BMW, Audi and Daimler were not immediately available for comment. Finland's Nokia said last week it had started a...

  • North Dakota lawmakers question $1 million bus deal Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:13 PM ET

    Republican Ray Holmberg, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, says the motor coaches were eventually sold but the end result was a $984,000 loss. Holmberg told The Associated Press Tuesday that senators are asking about the Transportation Department's spending habits. "If justified, the vehicle is purchased with the understanding the agency...

  • Wearables more distracting than a phone?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Wearables more distracting than a phone?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau, and Deborah Hersman, National Safety Council CEO, discuss the potential distraction from wrist devices like the Apple Watch.

  • Woman strip-searched at Detroit airport settles lawsuit Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    DETROIT— A woman of Arab and Jewish descent who was strip-searched at a Detroit- area airport has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. Frontier Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration and Wayne County Airport Authority were named in the federal lawsuit. Hebshi of Sylvania, Ohio, was...

  • Stocks are about to breakout. Here's why: Trader   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Stocks are about to breakout. Here's why: Trader

    Rich Ross of Evercore ISI, explains why a recent pullback in the transports will set the stage for a massive rally in stocks.

  • Mohegan Sun to build casino at Korean airport Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW LONDON, Conn.— The Indian tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has reached an agreement to build and run a gaming resort on the grounds of Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the Incheon International Airport Corporation announced Monday they have signed a memorandum of...