JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1- cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects. If passed by the full Senate, the measure would head to the November ballot for voter approval. The lone "no" vote on the Senate panel was Republican Sen.» Read More
CNBC has learned Ford executives are working on a plan to phase out the Mercury brand. There is no time line for how quickly the brand will be eliminated, but the Ford Board of Directors could make a decision by July. A Ford spokesperson says Ford has made no plans to change the Mercury line but the company is always evaluating its brands.
Quick. What’s more fun to invest in than bullions of gold or a fistful of stocks? Classic cars, of course.
Are airliners so automated that pilots are becoming complacent? The New York Times reports.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Thursday that the automaker should be "solidly" profitable in 2010 as it recovers from a sharp downturn in the auto industry.
While Boeing and its competitor, Airbus, are locked in a dogfight over passenger-jet domination, a third competitor—China—will impact fortunes of both corporations, industry watchers say.
After years of planning, waiting, and yes, delaying some of the most important programs in its history, 2010 is the year when Boeing will see if it can finally deliver.
Fishermen along the Gulf Coast are unhappy about BP's plan to compensate them for lost wages.
Shipping in and around the Gulf of Mexico is business as usual, in spite of the oil spill, in this heavily trafficked area. But should the oil spill spread, higher shipping rates could result, an analyst told CNBC Monday.
The rental car industry is heating up, as Avis' chairman and CEO sends a letter to top executives at Dollar Thrifty.
The government on Monday confirmed what many travelers might have already suspected: U.S. airlines made a lot more money in fees last year.
GMAC Financial Services Monday posted its first quarterly profit in more than a year and announced plans to rename itself Ally Financial, as the consumer lender aims to put a failed foray into the mortgage business behind it.
A chemical compound that breaks down oil into droplets so that bacteria can eat it may be part of the solution to Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
With the $3B merger between United and Continental announced, one has to wonder what is in store for US Airways.
Machinists at Boeing's St. Louis defense systems plant have authorized a strike if a contract is not accepted before the current agreement expires next month.
David Sokol, a key Warren Buffet lieutenant, told CNBC that it would be a “disaster” if Congress enacted retroactive legislation that voided contracts dealing with derivatives.
China’s car market presents investors with a new, uncomfortable normal. Never before in the history of the automobile has so much demand expanded so quickly for so many years in row. But should they be tempering their optimistic feelings with some good old-fashioned vigilance?
Toyota says it is recalling about 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle.
GM is running TV ads claiming that they have repaid their government TARP loan of $8 billion and change early. Eight billion? So what is that stock worth asks William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.
United Airlines has an obscure liability to the pension benefit guaranty corporation that could get triggered if the company merges with Continental.
Signs that the economy is recovering are popping up everywhere. Here are a few you might have missed: trucker shortages, fancy pens and "jerk" insurance!