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  • 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
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    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.

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

    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.

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

  • 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?

  • Auto Sales: The Japan Effect   Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 8:46 AM ET
    Auto Sales: The Japan Effect

    Mike Jackson, chairman & CEO, AutoNation, discusses his company's March sales and the impact the Japanese earthquake and tsunami has had on overall auto sales, given potential supply disruptions.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Small Cars Drive March US Auto Sales Higher Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 2:59 PM ET
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    General Motors, Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan all reported higher U.S. sales of new vehicles in March, helped by strong demand for models that get better gas mileage.

  • Top 10 Destinations for Family Entertainment Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:25 PM ET
    Among people who plan to travel in 2011, 83 percent will be traveling with family, and 90 percent of those traveling with family will keep their trips domestic, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. What follows is the top 10 destinations where these travelers have the best-rated options for entertainment, dining, and accommodation. This ranking was released as inaugural Traveler’s Choice Family list, compiled based on user reviews from TripAdvisor.com. The 10 destinations were determined ba

    Here are the top 10 destinations where these travelers have the best-rated options for entertainment, dining, and accommodation.

  • Mercedes-Benz CEO Warns of Supply Disruptions Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 2:38 PM ET
    Mercedes

    Supply disruptions related to the earthquake and related crisis in Japan haven't affected Mercedes-Benz yet, but could down the road, warned Ernst Lieb, the automaker's U.S. CEO, in an interview with CNBC.

  • As Japan Shutdowns Drag On, Auto Crisis Worsens Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | 5:12 PM ET
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    The auto industry disruptions triggered by Japan's earthquake and tsunami are about to get worse.

  • Chrysler Restricts Paint Colors Due to Japan Quake Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 7:46 PM ET
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    Chrysler Group became the second automaker to restrict orders of vehicles in certain colors in response to pigment shortages stemming from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Ford to Restrict Orders for Certain Colors From Japan Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:42 PM ET
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    Ford Motor Company is in the process of sending a letter out to North American dealers resticting them from making new orders in certain colors because the pigment to make the paint look metallic is made in Japan and production has been halted because of the earthquake.

  • The Only NYSE Stock to Gain Every Year for 10 Years  Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    Wabtec, the technology-based products and services company for rail, transit and industry, is the only stock on the NYSE spacer to go up in each of the last ten years.

  • Stock of the Decade   Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:23 PM ET
    Stock of the Decade

    The details on the hottest stock you've never heard of, with Albert Neupaver, Wabtec president/CEO.

  • Corruption Hits China’s High-Speed Railway Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:37 AM ET
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    Investigators have found evidence that nearly $30 million of funds budgeted for China’s Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line was misappropriated last year, in another blow to the country’s scandal-plagued high-speed rail sector. The FT reports.

  • Working on the Rail Roads   Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 10:40 AM ET
    Working on the Rail Roads

    Railroad stocks are on the move, with Jason Seidl, Dahlman Rose & Co. director.

  • Stocks Climb Back From Lows to End Higher Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks climbed back from the lows of the year as investors shrugged off continuing uncertainty in Japan to send stocks broadly higher. HP and Pfizer rose, while Kraft fell.