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  • 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...

  • Events leading to government probe of big-rig hitches Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    The bulletin also is sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. May 13, 2011: Daimler Trucks North America recalls 2,281 Freightliner cabs to replace the locking bar on the hitches. July- September 2011: Paccar recalls 10 Kenworth trucks to fix the problem.

  • ERIE, Pa.— About 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie have a new four-year contract containing $1.40 in hourly raises and $10,000 in lump-sum bonuses. Union leaders didn't announce the exact vote count, but confirmed to the Erie Times-News that a majority of workers voted to approve the agreement. It also increases health care premiums by more than $2,800 for...

  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • JetBlue adds checked bag fee Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:40 PM ET
    JetBlue adds checked bag fee

    Discussing how investors should look at airline stocks, with Savi Syth, Raymond James airline analyst.

  • Transports cross into correction territory Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Transports cross into correction territory

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan has the update on transport stocks and shippers. Expect weakness in rails to continue but not for companies that cart consumer goods, reports Brennan.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Nearly two years ago Brazil sought U.S. investors' help to fund its seaports, railroads, highways and airports. She and other Brazilian officials visited New York on Monday, touting an open and transparent bidding process for contracts to operate roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. "There is a clear and strong demand for infrastructure...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. Jerry Brown is how California should pay billions of dollars for needed road and highway repairs as well as funding Medi-Cal, the state's medical insurance program for...