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  • Pilot, teen boy ID'd as victims of NY plane crash Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Officials tell The Buffalo News that 78- year-old Anthony Mercurio and 14- year-old James Metz were killed in the Saturday morning collision about six miles outside of Buffalo-Lancanster Regional Airport. The newspaper says the SeaRey, piloted by 59- year-old Kevin D'Angelo, of Orchard Park, landed safely in a field in Alden.

  • US senator to seek probe of air center sabotage Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    Dick Durbin of Illinois told The Associated Press that he will ask inspectors general at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate whether there was a security breach when the employee entered the building early Friday with a suitcase without causing suspicion.

  • California protesters block Israeli-owned ship Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 8:25 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned commercial ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California.

  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 1:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation's busiest airports. By Friday night, more than 2,000 flights in and out of Chicago had been canceled.

  • Bay Bridge officials concerned about rod corrosion Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    Transportation officials said Thursday that inspectors last week discovered that several of the galvanized steel rods that anchor the 525- foot tower to its base had been sitting in water that could cause corrosion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • Crackdown on ridesharing     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Ridesharing services Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are facing legal threats from Los Angeles and San Francisco. CNBC's Kate Rogers explains how the services may be violating California business law.

  • Japanese firm fined $67.7M in shipping conspiracy Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    A major Japanese shipping company agreed Friday to pay the United States a $67.7 million criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices for international ocean shipments of cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and other locations, the Justice Department said.

  • Chicago fire causes travel nightmare     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports the latest on a Chicago fire that knocked out an air traffic control facility causing travel headaches in the Midwest.

  • Correction: Movie Drones story Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— WASHINGTON— In a story Sept. 25 about the Federal Aviation Administration granting permits for drones to be used in moviemaking, The Associated Press reported erroneously that ConocoPhillips was the only company previously granted a permit for commercial drone fights.

  • COLUMN-Airlines fly slower to cut fuel bill: Kemp Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 26- Higher oil prices have had a traumatic effect on U.S. airlines, forcing carriers to re-examine every aspect of the way they do business in a bid to control costs.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US. The average in Springfield, Missouri, is already below $3, according to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service and GasBuddy.com. The gap is 20 cents or more in seven states, including California, Kansas, South Dakota and Connecticut, according to AAA.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 25- With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory, and a dilapidated lock system.

  • The six companies are Astraeus Aerial, Aerial MOB LLC, HeliVideo Productions LLC, Pictorvision Inc, RC Pro Productions Consulting LLC dba Vortex Aerial, and Snaproll Media, LLC. The FAA said it has asked for additional information from Flying-Cam Inc, a seventh aerial video company that filed for exemptions with this group in June.

  • Rail stocks on a roll     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu explains why railroad stocks have been steady all year and discusses if even bigger gains are ahead.

  • Oil industry offers crude-train testing standards Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    BILLINGS, Montana— The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.

  • Check on road & rail stocks     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Up until today, transportation stocks had been showing signs of strength. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the road and rail group is still one of the best performing in the S&P this month, and provides insight to trucking and transport company Ryder System.

  • Pilot avoids beach crowd, crash-lands in ocean Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    HONOLULU— A former Alaska bush pilot safely avoided beachgoers when he crash-landed his small airplane in the ocean just off a beach on Oahu's North Shore after running out of fuel. Greg Harding, 59, considered landing the plane on either a road or the beach, but then he saw about a dozen people on shore, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 3.4 percent in August Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 3.4 percent in August compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show more than 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in August.

  • Drones for moviemaking win US approval Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

  • Montclair, N.J., Sept 24- The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including curbs and other features, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson told state lawmakers on Wednesday.