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  • Open skies in Australia: Will it draw carriers? Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    Australia may be weighing allowing foreign airlines to offer domestic flights, but it isn't clear the skies down under are particularly attractive.

  • EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, May 25- Mario Enriquez says there's no real trick to getting great fuel mileage in a big truck. Enriquez averaged 9.74 miles per gallon from February to April in an International ProStar made by Navistar International Corp. For that, his employer, Mesilla Valley Transportation, awarded him a Nissan Versa compact car.

  • SHANGHAI, May 25- Shanghai's benchmark stock index posted its biggest gain in four months on Monday, led by infrastructure and transport shares, after Beijing invited private investors to help build $318 billion of projects ranging from highways to tunnels. China's state planning agency on Monday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects...

  • LONDON— With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. Harmondsworth is under threat because London and southeastern England need more airport capacity to meet the growing demands of business travelers and tourists. Heathrow and rival Gatwick, 30 miles south of central London, have offered...

  • About 162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    The recall, announced Saturday, covers two types of hitches made by Wisconsin- based Curt Manufacturing between July 2014 and January 2015 and sold under the "U-Haul Power Tow" brand. Curt Manufacturing said a Chinese company, Shandong Jiyang Machinery, changed the way it cleaned steel during the hot-rolling process, reducing the steel's strength.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. It's the 33rd time in more than six years that Congress has resorted to a temporary patch to keep transportation programs going, 12 bills specific to highway and transit...

  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 1:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. It's the 33rd time in more than six years that Congress has resorted to a temporary patch to keep transportation programs going, 12 bills specific to highway and transit...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season. The White House said Obama would sign the short-term fix if work continues towards a...

  • BERLIN— The chief executive of German airline Lufthansa says unannounced tests to check pilots for prescription drugs might help improve air safety. Carsten Spohr made the comments in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Friday— almost two months after a plane belonging to Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings crashed in the French...

  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUES CORRECTIVE ACTION ORDER AGAINST ALLIED ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE OVER CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL NEAR SANTA BARBARA- PIPELINE SAFETY AGENCY.

  • Rent a drone and the pilot   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Rent a drone and the pilot

    The number of businesses wanting to use drones, as well as trained pilots to operate them is growing. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how you can rent a drone.

  • BOSTON— Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday. "It was really nothing... and we got another day in Bermuda. Fran Kinsall, of New London, Connecticut, was calmed by her husband's Navy experience.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration demonstrated the Data Communications system, called Data Comm, at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The system has been used on a trial basis since 2013 at the Newark and Memphis, Tennessee, airports. "With Data Communications, you don't have to call a friend for directions," he said.

  • Airline woes shouldn't trouble the market Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A United Airlines plane at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    The transports may not be telling a tale of doom, and the reason for the selloff in the airlines Wednesday may help to explain that.

  • TOKYO— Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia in the next five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. "Asia has a voracious infrastructure demand, reaching as much as 100 trillion yen annually," Abe said, adding that "we should seek'...

  • Cashin says: Watch Dow & Transports diverge   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cashin says: Watch Dow & Transports diverge

    Art Cashin, of UBS, says there could be serious problems if the Dow Jones Transportation Average breaks below 8,500.

  • Hunting down a suspect with drones   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Hunting down a suspect with drones

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports how drones can help experts fight crime.

  • Millions of German commuters hit by rail strike Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— Some six million Germans are facing difficult commutes after a small train drivers' union began an indefinite strike, paralyzing the country's rail network. The GDL union gave no indication of how long the walkout, which started Wednesday, would last. Germany's chamber of commerce says the nine strikes together could cost the country's economy 1...

  • BERLIN, May 20- Millions of commuters faced long delays in Germany on Wednesday after train drivers walked off the job to demand higher pay and negotiating rights. The walkout is the ninth in 10 months to hit rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industry has warned that the strike could cost Europe's biggest economy up to 100 million euros a day, hurting its image as an...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have driven and where. The volunteers will agree to pay 1.5 cents for each mile traveled on...