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  • Colombians protest ban on ride-share company Uber Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia— Furious taxi drivers and loyal users of Uber are butting heads over Colombia's new ban on the ride-sharing company. Amid threats of a strike by yellow taxis who consider cars affiliated with Uber to be "pirates," the Transportation Ministry this week declared illegal all smartphone applications that facilitate the hiring of cabs that aren't...

  • Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. A U.S. Transportation Department study based on 2001 figures found that when cars are taken into account— along with planes, trains and buses— Thanksgiving Day itself is actually a heavier travel day. The Wednesday before...

  • This guy is betting your flight will be on time Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    People walk past a board that announces cancelled flights at LaGuardia airport on the day before Thanksgiving, in New York, Nov. 26, 2014.

    An insurance company is taking a gamble on airline flights, offering payouts if there are delays or cancellations and if luggage is lost.

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy' Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington- to- Boston corridor. Numerous auto accidents were reported across the Northeast, where by midafternoon the line...

  • Air travel congestion to get worse: Travel group Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    JetBlue passengers at Logan International Airport, Boston.

    According to a new study, air travelers can expect more days of the year to have Thanksgiving-like congestion, the busiest time of the year.

  • Hail a chopper for NYC-NJ travel     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports a start-up company called Blade launched a new service called Bounce offering helicopter service from Manhattan's West Side to Teterboro.

  • Lawmakers seek roadmap to fund transportation Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers continue to weigh a number of options aimed at paying for transportation projects across the state, including some that could hit drivers' wallets when they go to fill their gas tanks. Meanwhile, the program to finance roads and bridges also includes debt— a combination of bonds and cash from the Port Authority of New York and New...

  • Puerto Rico to halt buses, trains amid fiscal woes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's government is preparing to paralyze public transportation across the U.S. territory following a legislative impasse over a proposed oil tax increase meant to strengthen a debt-ridden transportation agency amid growing bankruptcy concerns. Buses and trains that serve an estimated 75,000 people daily will cease...

  • Controversial start-up wins Inc.’s big award Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Airbnb webpage

    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.