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  • Ryder System CEO Gregory Swienton said his company's seeing more business signed, which he thinks is a positive reflection on the overall economy.

  • Call to the Floor: Ryder System     Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

    An inside look at commercial truck leasing company, Ryder Systems and its better-than expected earnings with Gregory Swienton, Ryder System chairman & CEO.

  • America’s Fat Energy Budget For Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:10 PM ET

    From harvest to transportation to strorage and preparation, the US food system is about as energy inefficient as it gets — and it’s only getting worse.

  • UPS Earnings Profit Up     Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    The transportation company reports a 60% rise in Q1 profit and raises its earnings outlook for the rest of this year, with Urs Dur, Lazard Capital Markets.

  • Traffic Jams Boost Helicopter Travel in Brazil Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
    Helicopter flying over Sao Paolo

    Nothing epitomizes Brazil's tremendous growth and tremendous challenges more than the helicopter. You see them by the dozens every day over Sao Paulo, and they are not filled with sightseers but commuters trying to get to work on time.

  • Forget Highways, Take a Chopper     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the helicopters darting between skyscrapers in one of South America's most congested cities.

  • Highlights From the Shanghai Auto Show 2011 Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 7:42 PM ET
    China overtook the US in 2009 to become the world's largest car market and a record 16.4 million cars were sold in 2010. This week, the world’s largest automakers descended on Shanghai to launch their latest models in an attempt to increase their market share in this rapidly growing market.

    The 14th annual Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition features 2,000 carmakers and parts suppliers from 20 countries. Check out the highlights!

  • Five Questions With Finnair's CEO Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Finnair CEO and President Mika Vehviläinen

    Trying to maintain an edge over stiff competition from other airlines flying to Asia, Finnair CEO and President Mika Vehvilainen tells CNBC why passengers should choose to fly through its capital.

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn addresses a press conference at the Shanghai Auto Show.

    Earnings at Japan's automakers are likely to be hit by the ongoing supply shortage of components. Japanese auto executives attending the motor show in Shanghai, many speaking at length for the first time since the quake, said they have yet to grasp the full impact of the disruptions.

  • Five Things to Watch: Apple, Gold at $1500 & More Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 7:14 PM ET

    Gas prices reach a tipping point, gold prices reach a record level, and Raj Rajaratnam reaches for… well, just reaches. Here's what we're watching…

  • Ford Plans Big Push Into Green Cars, China Market Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    The 2011 Ford Flex

    Ford Motor said it expects as much as a quarter of its sales to come from battery-powered cars by 2020 as it readies to roll out more hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars. It also plans to introduce 15 new car models in China by 2015.

  • Air Controllers Need Naps on the Job, Say Scientists Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 1:34 PM ET
    US Airways planes

    The best solution to the problem of sleepy air traffic controllers is more sleeping on the job, scientists say.  That would be a radical change for the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Rising Tomato Prices Attract Vegetable Thieves Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 10:24 AM ET
    Tomatoes

    The high price of produce, especially for tomatoes after the deep winter freezes, has attracted more than heightened attention from consumers. A ring of sophisticated vegetable bandits was watching, too, the New York Times reports.

  • How to Ride the Transports     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:17 PM ET

    As oil prices continue to rally, is there a transport play here for investors? Chris Ceraso, Credit Suisse, and Jeff Kauffman, Sterne Agee with their picks

  • Transports on the Move     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners, discusses transports that are getting a big push into positive territory this week.

  • A Boat for Every Budget Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    When the downturn struck, the tide turned for the recreational boat industry, with boat sales plunging 55 percent from pre-recession levels a record low in 2010. Buyers grew more price conscious and turned to the pre-owned boat market in search of deals. Sales have been strong in the value end of the market, although recovery has been spotty throughout, industry players say. With the boat industry cautiously steering towards recovery, the distress sales and pre-owned boats that flooded the marke

    With the boating industry forced to trim costs and woo a more value conscious consumer, there’s a boat for every budget.

  • Boat Sales Start to Recover, but Bargains Remain Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:42 AM ET
    Boat ownership is becoming a reality for China's wealthy and emerging middle class with the Shanghai now boasting two yacht clubs, although most boating is done on freshwater lakes within the country.

    The recreational boat industry is out of troubled waters, but the recovery has been spotty and uncertain—good news for bargain-hunting boat buyers.

  • Nissan's LEAF Stumbles Out of the Gate Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
    Nissan Leaf

    Today, Nissan publicly acknowledged some electric LEAF's have a problem with re-starting after the car has been running.

  • Car Keys and Money

    With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in nearly the entire country, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    The latest near-tragedy involving a Southwest jet is prompting new questions about the federal government's role in the aviation industry and whether the airlines should be nationalized, as they are in some other countries.