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  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday. In the immediate aftermath of the December arrest, Johnson ordered a 90- day...

  • LONDON— Flights have been briefly disrupted at Britain's Manchester Airport after reports of a drone in the area. An official report last year disclosed that a device believed to be a drone came within 20 feet of an Airbus A320 landing at Heathrow airport in July. British Civil Aviation Authority regulations state that drones must not be flown beyond the...

  • GetTaxi focuses on NYC taxi market   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    GetTaxi focuses on NYC taxi market

    GetTaxi, also known as Gett, is coming out with an initiative to ban all surge pricing. Its co-founder and CEO Shahar Waiser, discusses international profitability, and the fair pricing strategy in New York.

  • Ahoy! Rocking (and rolling) on the high seas Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Rock band Night Ranger performs on "The Late Late Show" in Los Angeles.

    The "Monsters of Rock" cruise is promising five days of "fun, sun and debauchery." Don't forget the ear plugs!

  • Jet Suite gets trendy in Bay Area   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Jet Suite gets trendy in San Fran

    Jet Suite is a service that provides private jets. It's often used by those with deep pockets for travel and vacations. However, in Silicon Valley it's increasingly being used to commute within the San Francisco Bay area.

  • TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SEVERAL STEPS TO IMPROVE OIL TRAIN SAFETY.

  • WASHINGTON— An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation. There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just...

  • Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Bill Shuster, R- Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Shelley Rubino, a vice president for global government affairs at Airlines for America, a trade association for major U.S. airlines, doesn't lobby him or his staff. Shuster represents the same congressional district that was represented by his father, Bud Shuster, who...

  • Ultrapetrol reports 4Q loss Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas _ Ultrapetrol Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $35.7 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Nassau, Bahamas- based company said it had a loss of 25 cents. For the year, the company reported a loss of $52.3 million, or 37 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • Airware ready to take flight   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    Airware ready to take flight

    After four years in development, Airware's technology is ready for lift off, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. The San Francisco-based startup, has raised more than $40 million from top-tier VC firms.

  • TORONTO, April 16- Canadian National Railway Co, hit by a recent string of derailments, will spend C $500 million to upgrade its feeder network in Western Canada to improve safety and boost capacity, the railway said on Thursday. The new multiyear program allocates about C $100 million for branch lines in northern Alberta in 2015. CN plans capital spending of C...

  • *Intel pushes higher following quarterly report. *Netflix gains after the close. Intel jumped 4.25 percent to $32.83 after the chipmaker said late on Tuesday it expects flat revenue for the entire year despite some weakness in the first quarter.

  • Attention mall cops: Chinese firm acquires Segway Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:05 PM ET
    Tourists on Segways zip across the East Plaza of the U.S. Capitol.

    Fans, hold on to your palm pilot. Xiaomi-backed Chinese firm Ninebot acquired iconic scooter maker Segway.

  • GAO warns of in-flight hacking vulnerability   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:37 PM ET
    GAO warns of in-flight hacking vulnerability

    Is your flight hackable by its own passengers, and how concerned should you be? Steve Grobman, Intel Security Group CTO, and David Kennedy, TrustedSEC CEO, provide insight to the potential threat.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Authorities say a wolverine tried to escape from its metal carrier at a New Jersey airport and had to be tranquilized. Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says officers were called to Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. The wolverine was traveling from Norway to Alaska.

  • Segway changing hands   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Segway changing hands

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan on Segway's segue to a new owner.

  • Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    The finding by the Government Accountability Office presents chilling new scenarios for passengers. "That's a serious vulnerability, and FAA should work quickly" to fix the problem, DeFazio said. According to the report, FAA and cybersecurity experts told investigators that airlines are relying on "firewalls" to create barriers.

  • Government Accountability Office identified the danger as one of several emerging cybersecurity weaknesses that the Federal Aviation Administration must address as the air traffic control systems move toward next generation technology. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta concurred with the GAO's findings and said the aviation regulator has begun...

  • April 14- Magellan Midstream Partners LP and TransCanada Corp, Canada's second-largest pipeline company, said on Tuesday they will develop a pipeline to connect TransCanada's Houston tank terminal to Magellan's East Houston terminal. The project will give shippers on TransCanada's Keystone and MarketLink lines access to Magellan's Houston and Texas...

  • Rocky ride for transports   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Rocky ride for transports

    Insight on quarterly numbers by the transports, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan.