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  • Lyft now legal in NYC     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Meera Joshi, NYC Taxi & Limousine CEO, discusses the launch of ride-sharing service Lyft in New York City, officially taking on rival Uber.

  • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

  • Connecticut seeking upgraded freight rail line Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— From the port of New London on Long Island Sound north through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and into Canada, a 390- mile freight rail system linking New England to the rest of the Northeast lacks a key element: a 21st- century rail line in Connecticut.

  • US opens probe of Impala air bag performance Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    DETROIT— The U.S. government's highway safety agency has opened a formal investigation into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors.

  • Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    Arthur says the return flight to Toronto departed Tel Aviv about two hours later. The airline plans to operate this evening's flight to Tel Aviv. Flights by Air Canada and other airlines to Tel Aviv resumed Thursday after a suspension Tuesday following a Hamas rocket strike nearby.

  • The licence for New Kansai International Airport, which will be bundled with the operating rights for smaller Osaka International Airport, should fetch at least 2 trillion yen, Keiichi Ando, the chief executive of the government-owned New Kansai International Airport Co, told reporters.

  • Air travel a leap of faith for passengers Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    But we also shouldn't worry too much, "says Phil Derner, founder of the aviation enthusiast website NYC Aviation. Then you would say there's a systemic problem here, but each event is unique, "said Jon Beatty, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, an airline industry-supported nonprofit in Alexandria, Virginia, that promotes global aviation safety.

  • Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    He noted that the FAA ban came on the heels of last week's downing of a passenger jet by a missile in eastern Ukraine. Obama says that before lifting the ban, the FAA worked with Israel on a "checklist of concerns and mitigation measures" to ensure the safety of U.S. airlines. The FAA said the ban was imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

  • JetBlue CEO: What we want to be known for     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    JetBlue CEO Dave Barger, discusses JetBlue's position in the airline industry, and consolidation in the space.

  • Costs of security to airlines     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    JetBlue CEO Dave Barger, shares his view of geopolitical events around the world, and additional security costs to the airline industry.

  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Less than one in 2 million flights last year ended in an accident in which the plane was damaged beyond repair, according to the International Air Transport Association.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports an Air Algeria flight is missing in the Mali region of Africa. Also, the FAA has lifted its ban on U.S. flights into Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • Royal Caribbean Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, says the Caribbean is still the company's most successful market, despite a tough year.

  • A-List Southwest passenger kicked off flight     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Duff Watson, the man who was denied boarding a Southwest Airlines flight after a tweet he made.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in June. The number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.8 percent, while international traffic was up 9.2 percent for the month.

  • US airlines to resume flights to Israel Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    The FAA's ban, imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, became a hot button topic in both U.S.-Israeli diplomacy and Washington politics. Chicago- based United Airlines is set to resume service to Tel Aviv with a 4:45 p.m. eastern flight from Newark, New Jersey.

  • Alaska vintage tourist train to resume Friday Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A tourist railway in Alaska is set to resume operations after a derailment injured 23 people. White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Chairman John Finlayson said the company plans to resume service Friday. Two vintage locomotives and four passenger cars derailed Wednesday on the railroad's most popular route to White Pass Summit.

  • Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:48 AM ET

    BERLIN— Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.

  • US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv airport Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

  • *Israel rejects comparisons with Ukrainian disaster. *Israel offers desert airport as alternative. JERUSALEM, July 23- Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets.