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  • New bridge helping ease Chicago rail congestion Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A new railroad overpass in Chicago is helping untangle the worst choke point in the nation's rail network, speeding up passenger service and freight trains hauling everything from crude oil to electronics, officials said Thursday. The $140 million Englewood Flyover has untied that knot, carrying dozens of Metra commuter trains over top of another...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 23- China's CSR Corp Ltd is keen to supply high-speed trains to California, a company official said, in a move that will pit the trainmaker against domestic rival China CNR Corp Ltd. CNR and CSR are China's top locomotive makers, while China Railway Construction Corp Ltd and China Railway Group Ltd build track. Xu said CSR would be part of a group of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Word of the investigation follows a notice on Tuesday from the U.S....

  • Mazda roadster in Guinness World Records Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13- foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage. U.S. models come from Mazda's Hiroshima auto manufacturing complex.

  • *Russia languishes near bottom of air safety league. *Russia lacks systematic approach to safety- pilot. Numerous official investigations and a crackdown in recent years have done nothing to raise Russia from near the bottom of the global league, largely due to weak regulation and the effects of sky-high alcohol consumption.

  • Knight Transportation tops Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $25.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Analysts expected $264.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Asia needs policy coordination amid slower growth Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Countries in the region are looking to boost financing for the construction of roads, bridges and other necessary infrastructure and will submit proposals to do so to the summit, to be held in Beijing. Emphasizing the importance of infrastructure...

  • Final report: Driver distracted in Md. derailment Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    ROSEDALE, Md.— A dump truck driver who caused a 15- car derailment and chemical explosion was on the phone and distracted when he failed to yield at a private railroad crossing, according to a final report issued by a federal investigative board Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board released the findings of its investigation into the May 28, 2013,...

  • Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark. The driver is the only person to have been detained in the deaths of Total SA Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie and three French crew members, who...

  • Airline stocks are higher on news a new round of air fare hikes has stuck. Sorting through how airline prices work, with Michael Boyd, The Boyd Group Chairman, and Rick Seaney, FareCompare.com CEO.

  • Biz jets flying high     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    Scott Ernest, Textron Aviation president and CEO, discusses the mid-sized business jet market, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Oct 21- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported higher third-quarter earnings and revenue on Tuesday as its operating ratio, a key efficiency measure, set a new record. Earnings and revenue fell short of analyst expectations, but shares rose 1.8 percent to C $225.45 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, in line with rival Canadian National Railway Co.

  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— The pilot of a private jet failed to follow correct landing procedures and likely was fatigued from a lack of sleep when the plane went down in a fiery crash in eastern Georgia last year, killing a vascular surgeon and four co-workers on board, federal investigators concluded in a report Tuesday. Richard Trammell was at the controls of the jet on the...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 21- The driver of a snow plough involved in the plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total denies he is guilty and relatives say he never drinks, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Russia's Investigative Committee said Vladimir Martynenko was in a condition of alcoholic intoxication when the snow plough he was driving was in a...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 21- The driver of a snow plow involved in the plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total denies he is guilty, his lawyer said on Tuesday. He considers himself guiltless as he followed all the instructions from the dispatcher, "lawyer Alexander Karabanov told Reuters. Russia's Investigative Committee said Vladimir...

  • RUSSIAN TRANSPORTATION WATCHDOG SAYS TOTAL CEO'S PLANE CRASHED IN MOSCOW IN "BAD VISIBILITY".

  • *Total's CEO a defender of Moscow policies. MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. The collision occurred minutes before midnight Moscow time as de Margerie's Dassault Falcon jet was taking off...

  • *Total's CEO a defender of Moscow policies. MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. The collision occurred minutes before midnight Moscow time as de Margerie's Dassault Falcon jet was taking...

  • Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk. The crash occurred at 11.57 p.m. Monday local time when the French-made Dassault Falcon 50 burst into...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Oct 21- Chinese automakers from state-owned FAW Co to Zhejiang Geely are racing to sell more eco-friendly cars as they try to meet tough fuel economy rules due next year as part of Beijing's battle against pollution. But many of China's smaller indigenous automakers will struggle to make the costly upgrades needed to meet the new rules, which...