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  • For Governor Bruce Rauner, the trouble is that Chicago lawmakers, mostly Democrats, use the planes to fly to the state capital in Springfield. Rauner, a former private equity executive who was elected as a Republican last November, is trying to cut costs and has threatened to eliminate the government air service that shuttles between Chicago and Springfield.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • Officials hint at possible win for Uber in Mexico City Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown. But the smartphone-based ridesharing app may soon get some good news in Mexico City. Even Mexico City's Human Rights...

  • The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions

    In this final episode of "Global Opportunities Philippines", CNBC's Pauline Chiou examines whether the Philippines has what it takes to grab a much bigger slice of the manufacturing business.

  • Phunkee Duck: Heir to Segway and commuting dream? Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:32 AM ET
    PhunkeeDuck

    These entrepreneurs may have an answer for urban transportation, and they call it the Phunkee Duck.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The ride-booking company Uber is ramping up its recruitment of drivers in Connecticut, even though legislation requiring them to abide by a new regulatory system failed to clear the General Assembly in the final hours of the regular legislative session. The goal is to add 1,500 drivers in Connecticut cities, starting with New Haven before...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9 Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 12:47 AM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • BEIJING, June 27- China's $40 billion' Silk Road' infrastructure fund will explore market listings and government transfers as potential strategies for divesting from successful projects, the fund's chief executive said on Saturday. It has said the fund would focus on China's Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative, which...

  • Connecticut Democrats reach deal on budget changes Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy's administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism from major employers, including two that threatened to leave Connecticut. Rank-and-file lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Capitol on Monday for a special legislative session to vote on the changes, which House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D- Hamden,...

  • Census data show commuters in the Providence- Warwick area who took public transportation in 2013 spent an average of 59.5 minutes commuting to work, compared to 57.7 minutes in the Las Vegas area, for instance, and 36 minutes in Rochester, New York. Public transit commutes in the Providence- Warwick area also were higher than the national average of 48.7 minutes,...

  • At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. On the return trip, Los Angeles' infamously snarled traffic often stretches their afternoon commute to three hours. "If we don't change, in 2045, the...

  • LOS ANGELES— Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else. Perhaps the most ambitious highway-conversion plan is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where hills and the namesake body of water are natural barriers to mobility.

  • LONDON, June 26- The initial consumption stimulus from lower oil prices may be fading, at least in the United States, according to the latest round of official data on traffic volumes and fuel sales. Average gasoline prices across the country have risen to $2.90 per gallon, still down from $3.78 last June but substantially higher than the recent low of $2.23 in...

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 25- Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday. The incident occurred Tuesday on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, said John Absmeier, director of Delphi's Silicon Valley lab and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around shifts into its next phase. Last year, Google Inc. told reporters it hoped to have a 100 of the self-driving prototypes in its fleet by now, but the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 25- Google Inc said on Thursday it had started testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving cars on Mountain View, California roads, with safety drivers aboard. The prototypes will join Google's Lexus cars, which use the same self-driving software, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.. Google's self-driving Lexus RX450h sport...

  • June 25- Google Inc said it had started testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving cars on Mountain View, California roads, with safety drivers aboard. The prototypes will join Google's Lexus cars, which use the same self-driving software, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. Google's self-driving Lexus RX450h sport utility vehicles have been in...

  • Anger over Uber in France Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    Anger over Uber in France

    France taxi drivers are furious over ride sharing service Uber, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Rough ride for railroad stocks Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
    Rough ride for railroad stocks

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at why investors are hitting the brakes on the railroad sector after cruising for many years.