Transportation: Leisure


  • Railroad Stocks Power On Amid Oil Spike Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

    Years of improvement in fuel efficiency and capacity have made it easier to steal business from the trucking business and cope with rising fuel prices.

  • A gigantic post-panamax vessel

    As the centennial of its opening nears, the Panama Canal is due to shake up international trade once more, a point rails and ports across the United States readily acknowledge.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in out five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

  • Kia's Blake Griffin Ad To Air Tomorrow Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 5:57 PM ET
    Blake Griffin from the L.A. Clippers in the All-Star Dunk Contest.

    As I talked about yesterday Blake Griffin's dunk over a Kia in the All-Star Slam Dunk contest was great product placement for the official car of the league. Now, the marketers at Kia are about to make the association a bit more formal.

  • Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Vehicles in US Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Toyota Dealership

    Toyota recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.

  • Dow Transports Surge Ahead Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    While the major indices have not been able to get anywhere near positive territory today, the Dow Jones Transportation Average has been quietly climbing since early this morning and is now in positive territory, a point or two from breaking past the old closing high of 5228.30 on January 17.

  • GM Hourly Workers Get $4,000 Bonuses: Source Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 9:32 AM ET
    Auto worker works on assembly line at GM Lansing Grand River plant.

    A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will pay more than $189 million in profit-sharing to 48,000 hourly workers and millions more in performance bonuses for salaried employees.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Derailed Amtrak Train Causes Delays in NYC Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

    Part of an Amtrak train has derailed in New York City, forcing the Long Island Rail Road to cancel 16 rush-hour trains out of Penn Station.

  • Amtrak, NJ Senators Propose New Hudson Rail Tunnel Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 3:24 PM ET

    Amtrak is proposing to spend $50 million on preliminary engineering and design for two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River to link New Jersey and New York City.

  • Burrowing for Wealth in the Year of Rabbit Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 | 9:54 PM ET
    Attentive rabbit

    It’s time to pull the rabbit out of the hat! After the volatility that marked the year of the Golden Tiger, the incoming Metal Rabbit may be just what the doctor ordered to bring some calm back to the markets.

  • Rumors that activist investor Carl Icahn may be interested in this stock, "DRJ" said options skyrocketed.

  • Another Huge Winter Storm Disrupts US Flights, Traffic Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 6:40 AM ET
    An American Airlines jet taxis to a gate after an overnight ice storm forced the closure of DFW International Airport on February 1, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.

    Thousands of flights were canceled and traffic was heavily disrupted across the US Wednesday as a big winter storm worked its way through the middle and northeast of the country.

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  • Suez Canal: Turmoil Could Boost Shipping Industry Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    If political unrest in Egypt causes the Suez Canal to be closed, it could have positive consequences for shippers and US oil refiners, Morten Arntzen, president and CEO of Overseas Shipholding Group, told CNBC Monday.

  • New 'Smart' Car Technology Will Prevent Crashes Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:26 PM ET

    A new technology designed to protect drivers from potentially deadly collisions and stop thousands of fender-benders is moving closer to being a standard part of every car and truck. In fact, it could be in every new car within the next five to six years.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Recession Resistant Supermarket Products Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    Supermarket sales reached $437 billion in 2009, according to  2010 Consumer Expenditures Study. It marked a modest 1.6 percent sales gain year-over-year, but it was the first time in five years that supermarket sales didn't exceed the gain of the prior year.The economic downturn certainly impacted the supermarket business, with American consumers cutting back on almost all purchases. Had it not been for some of the product groups on the following list—those that consumers rely on in good and bad

    Click to see what American consumers continued to put in their shopping carts even as the economy faltered.

  • GM's China Sales Pass US for First Time in History Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Gm Building

    General Motors says it sold more cars and trucks in China last year than it did in the U.S. for the first time in its 102-year history.

  • 5 Questions With BYD Chairman Sunday, 16 Jan 2011 | 3:26 AM ET
    Wang Chuan-Fu, the Chairman and President of BYD, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren E. Buffett, Vice-Chairman Charles Munger and Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, attend a new product launching conference of BYD at China World Hotel on September 29, 2010 in Beijing, China.

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC Asia, Wang Chuan Fu, Founder and Chairman of Shenzhen-based BYD, talks about how he is charging up China's car-and-battery giant for the future.