Transportation: Leisure


  • 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

    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.

  • Airline CFO: Hedging Saved Us $400 Million Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:31 AM ET

    Airlines fight a constant battle with fuel price volatility. Since the industry spends about a third of its operating costs on fuel alone, airlines employ an arsenal of financial instruments like derivatives, options, and caps, to hedge against wild swings in the energy market.

  • Cramer: Can't Dispute Warren Buffett On This Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 6:23 PM ET

    There have been questions raised about the Oracle of Omaha's judgment lately, but Cramer said there's no debating this one.

  • Container Shipping Boom     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    Maritime transport accounts for more than $4 trillion worth of goods each year. Sharing an industry outlook and some of the key players in the container-ship space, with Greg Lewis, Credit Suisse analyst.

  • Seaspan Off the Charts     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    The largest owner of container ships in the world hit a 52-week high yesterday. A look at the global economy and its impact on the company's performance, with Gerry Wang, Seaspan Corporation director & CEO.

  • Toyota Sells 1 Millionth Prius Hybrid in US Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 8:48 AM ET
    2010 Prius

    The automaker said Wednesday that the Prius has been the top-selling hybrid in the U.S. since it went on sale 11 years ago.

  • Tesla: Hedge Against Oil?     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

    Tesla, the electric car company, could be a solid hedge against rising oil prices. Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley analyst, tells why he upgraded the stock last week to a $70 price target. It's around $25/share now.

  • Leasing Aircraft with Aircastle     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    Transports are on a roll, and Ron Wainshal, CEO, Aircastle, discusses his fleet of 136 aircraft which his company leases to 64 customers in 36 countries.

  • AirTran Ranked No. 1 In Latest Airline Quality Study Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    Low-cost carrier AirTran had the best overall performance of the 16 largest U.S. carriers last year in an annual study of airline quality released Monday, knocking the previous leader — Hawaiian Airlines — into second place.

  • Airlines Flying High?     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    The airlines with the most modern fleets will be the ones to withstand the high oil prices, with Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines chairman & CEO, Bob McAdoo, Avondale Partners, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Southwest Gets Beat Up     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    The latest on the cracks that have appeared in some Southwest Airlines planes, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. The company is getting hammered today, in spite of it's very good safety record.

  • Surprised to Hear Airlines Are Doing a Better Job? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:12 AM ET

    If you fly a lot, as I do, the latest Airline Quality Ratings may have you scratching your head.  How is it the airlines are doing better when it feels like we're traveling on a system that is stretched to the limits?