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  • OTTAWA, Sept 22- The Canadian government is looking at extending the insurance burden for crude-by-rail disasters beyond just railways and is weighing the idea of a special fund similar to one once set up for maritime oil spills, a government official said.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 22- The Canadian government is looking at extending the insurance burden for crude-by-rail disasters beyond just railways and is weighing the idea of special fund similar to one once set up for maritime oil spills, a government official said.

  • Airlines racking up in fees     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    Airlines collected $899 million in baggage fees in the second quarter. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports reservation change fees hit a new all-time record.

  • Larger aircraft could be using Maui's Hana Airport Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    WAILUKU, Hawaii— Larger aircraft could be using Maui's remote Hana Airport if the state carries out planned improvements. In June, the governor released $2.1 million for capital improvement projects at Hana Airport. Once they are completed, Hana Airport likely will be classified as a Class III airport, state transportation officials said.

  • Quonset Airport runway repairs due end of Nov. Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Runway repairs and safety improvements at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown are scheduled to be completed by the end of November. The Providence Journal reports that the $3.8 million project includes repairing the runway, restoring pavement, replacing a culvert and improving safety areas.

  • Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean air vehicles in California. Such roads exist in Orange and Riverside counties, and the San Francisco area.

  • At a Glance: the business dealings of Jeb Bush Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Jeb Bush entered the Florida governor's mansion in 1999 with a net worth of $2 million, a relatively modest fortune compared with others in the Bush family. He is on the boards of four companies, including Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Rayonier Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns large swaths of forestland.

  • The lure of fall travel despite rising hotel prices Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    As hotels prices rise through fall, travelers are expected to hit the road, lured by new hotels, Ferrari driving packages and upgraded attractions.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18- Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will sign a contract to build and lease a floating production ship for its giant Libra offshore project this month, company Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Foster said on Thursday.

  • When you fly, do you prefer ...     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Spirit Airlines is often criticized for its pricing strategies, but it's paying off, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Also, LeBeau shares his opinions on "passenger shaming."

  • Sept 18- Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday.

  • Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season.

  • Robot bartender—hard drinks from hardware Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Royal Caribbean is introducing a robot bartender, but the experience just isn't the same, says Issac from 'The Love Boat.' NBC News reports.

  • Cabin interior firm announces Arkansas facility Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    Beaudet Aviation said its new facility is adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that it will supply Dassault Falcon Jet with completion work for its Falcon models. Beaudet Aviation is a subsidiary of JCB Aero.

  • Lyft vs. Uber: Strategy & competition     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Insight to the differences between ride sharing companies Lyft and Uber, with John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president. Zimmer says his company is "competing aggressively and putting its energy into creating the right strategy."

  • Lyft's strategy for 2015     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Discussing who uses Lyft's driving services and the opportunities in the ride sharing market, with John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president.

  • Sept 17- Two years after it began flying tourists over the Grand Canyon, Air Methods Corp is looking to expand its U.S. travel business as a lucrative sideline to its air ambulance services. Chief Executive Aaron Todd, however, expects tourism to be a significant driver of revenue for Air Methods as U.S. consumer confidence returns.

  • FedEx better positioned than UPS: Analyst     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Discussing how to play FedEx after the company's Q1 earnings surge, with Christian Wetherbee, Citi transportation analyst. Wetherbee says going into the holiday season FedEx is positioned to go after a better mix of business.

  • Senate: China hacked military contractor networks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

  • Vermont airport expansion work to start soon Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    COVENTRY, Vt.— Construction is scheduled to start soon on expansion of the Newport State Airport in Vermont after it was awarded $8.8 million in grants for a new runway and other upgrades.