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  • Avis' Long Shot for Dollar Thrifty Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Avis auto rental kiosk

    One possible scenario for Avis, which is far smaller than Hertz and also smaller than the company it is seeking [Dollar Thrifty] is for it to counter with the upcoming bid. While Avis is poised to give it a shot, it’s still a long one that it will come out of this winning the war.

  • S&P to Hit 1300 by Year-End: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.

  • Airline Industry Fixed Itself: USAir CEO Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 12:51 PM ET
    Doug Parker, Chairman & CEO, US Airways

    On the heels of US Airways Group's upbeat 2nd-quarter earnings, its first profits in three years, Doug Parker, the airline's chairman and CEO, told CNBC that the industry has used “self-help” to turn a profit and make headway with problems.

  • Big Is Back For American Auto Buyers Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 3:26 PM ET
    Toyota RAV4

    Two years after gasoline prices hit a record high of more than $4 a gallon, light trucks, SUVs and crossovers are popular again. "The further we get past the gas crisis, the less people remember it,” says one industry analyst.

  • TSA v. Pasties Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 2:03 PM ET

    Flying Pasties is a new product which promises to let you "keep your dignity" at the airport. A $20 set of stickers will cover your privates from prying eyes as you walk through full body scanners.

  • Air Show Kicks Off With Small Flurry of Orders Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Airplane

    Arch rivals Boeing and Airbus announced new orders worth almost $18 billion at the start of the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday, raising hopes that the aviation industry is on the way back up after a dire two-year slump.

  • Things Looking Up For U.S. Airline Industry Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | 6:07 PM ET

    After two dreadful years, including a $4 billion loss in 2009, 2010 will should solid profits, starting with second-quarter earnings due out next week.

  • Two Sides of Recovery: Shipping Up, Housing Down Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 12:38 PM ET

    Two barometers of the US economy are moving in different directions, sending mixed messages about the depth, breadth and speed of the recovery.

  • Northrop Grumman to Close Louisiana Shipyard Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 6:35 PM ET

    Northrop Grumman says it will close down a Louisiana shipyard and may shed its entire division that makes warships for the Navy.

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

    The Lone Star State edged out last year's winner, Virginia, for the top spot, managing a score of 1508, out of a possible 2439.

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

    The state drops down one spot after making the top of the list a year ago.

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

    The Mountain State moves up from its 2009 rankings in six of the ten categories, including workforce and quality of life.

  • Economy Will Continue to Improve: CSX Chairman Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 12:09 PM ET

    The economy will continue to gradually recover, and doesn't appear headed for a slowdown, Michael Ward, chairman of CSX, told CNBC Tuesday.

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

    The Tar Heel State is one of the most improved, seeing its ranking jump from No. 9 in 2009 to No. 4 this year .

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

    The Bay State moves into the top five for the first time, piling up 1375 points.

  • Air Tanker Competition Is for Best Airplane: EADS Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | 1:13 PM ET
    An Airbus A380 in take off.

    The fierce competition for the $35 billion Air Force tanker is about providing the best airplane, not about politics, EADS's North American Chairman Ralph Crosby told CNBC Friday.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Proof the Economy Is on Track Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 7:36 PM ET

    Take note of the bullish numbers this rail company is touting.

  • Companies Ramp Up Spending, Fueling Growth Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 6:43 PM ET

    Businesses have invested more money in machinery, computers, steel and other metals in three of the past four months.

  • New Way To Run A Railroad Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    The nation's rail industry is slimming down to gain new customers. Lighter construction materials and improved engines and wheel components have yielded big gains in fuel efficiency and freight capacity.