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  • DETROIT, July 7- Google Inc has begun testing its self-driving cars in Austin, Texas, expanding efforts to gather information on how the prototypes interact with traffic, road conditions and people, the company said early Tuesday. A Google press release on Tuesday quoted the Texas Department of Transportation as saying "we welcome and support Google's...

  • NEW DELHI, July 7- A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok made an emergency landing in New Delhi after a written bomb threat was found in a toilet on the Airbus A330 passenger jet carrying 134 passengers, the airline and Indian security sources said. Turkish Airlines was targeted with a series of hoax bomb warnings in April and again over the weekend.

  • Authorities say the suspect entered the Wal-Mart store in Bristow about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, walked to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store. "He came to the Wal-Mart kind of dressed like a Loomis armored car driver," Williams said. Wal-Mart employees called police after the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes later.

  • JERUSALEM, July 6- Google-owned online mapping company Waze is launching a carpooling pilot programme in Israel where commuters pay fellow drivers a small fee for a ride to and from work. Google bought Israel- based Waze, which uses satellite signals from members' smartphones to offer real-time traffic information, for about $1 billion two years ago.

  • HONOLULU— High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. Homeowner Henk Rogers, 61, hopes the technology he is using in his home can help make other homes across Hawaii— and the world— energy independent as well.

  • FRANKFURT, July 5- Berlin is wooing private investors including Macquarie and JP Morgan to take a stake in its much-delayed new international airport, German newspaper Bild wrote on Sunday. He said the company was in a "pre-notification phase" with the European Commission, in which it has to demonstrate the potential return on investment for any private...

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The Organized Taxi Drivers of Mexico City have pushed the city to regulate or ban Uber, saying it's unfair that its...

  • TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, said the union that represents the workers, as the city prepared for the start of the Pan American Games on July 10. Some 250 employees of Consolidated Aviation Fueling are set to lose their jobs in the autumn as Air...

  • Labor dispute disrupts flights at Toronto airport Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 8:28 AM ET

    TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, the airport said in a short notice posted online.

  • SHANGHAI, July 3- China said on Friday it will allow 400,000- deadweight tonne ships to dock at its ports, officially ending a more than three-year ban that had effectively shut out Brazilian miner Vale SA's giant vessels. Four domestic ports- Qingdao, Dalian, Tangshan Caofeidian and Ningbo- will be allowed to receive the carriers after they meet technical...

  • Airline collusion? Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    Airline collusion?

    Discussing the DOJ's probe of airline prices, with Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly.

  • Airlines smart, this is not collusion: Bethune Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    Airlines smart, this is not collusion: Bethune

    The Justice Department is investigating possible airline price collusion. Former Continental CEO Gordon Bethune, shares his view.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to a central Ohio airport after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements. Airport spokesman David Whitaker says the United Express flight bound for Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia landed safely at Port Columbus...

  • BOSTON— The brutal winter had only a "transitory, and ultimately minor" effect on the state's overall economy, according to economists who said Thursday that Massachusetts is in many ways experiencing its strongest expansion since the late 1990 s. A series of winter storms from late January through early March pummeled Massachusetts with record snowfall.

  • Bright future for driverless vehicles: Transportation Sec.

    Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary, joins CNBC's Kelly Evans for an exclusive interview to discuss drones, airlines, and self driving cars.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell more than expected in May on weak demand for transportation and electrical equipment, a sign that manufacturing remained mired in a soft patch. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new orders for manufactured goods dropped 1.0 percent after a revised 0.7 percent decline in April.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. But the account Thursday by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council— while not assigning blame— added...

  • Online travel hits $35B Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Online travel hits $35B

    Gian Fulgoni, comScore Inc. executive chairman, co-founder & YPO member discusses the online travel space and how digital commerce performed in Q1.

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere. "I'm used to taking the bus to school every morning," said McCall, who attends Bryant and Stratton College in downtown Milwaukee. At Planet Fitness in downtown...