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  • Spill Could Raise Shipping Rates Monday, 3 May 2010 | 5:35 PM ET
    Trade

    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.

  • Airlines Made $7.8 Billion in Extra Fees Last Year Monday, 3 May 2010 | 2:01 PM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    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 Posts Profit, to Change Name to Ally Monday, 3 May 2010 | 12:38 PM ET

    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.

  • Special Chemical Used to Contain Oil Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 12:03 PM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    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.

  • US Airways Future Monday, 3 May 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    With the $3B merger between United and Continental announced, one has to wonder what is in store for US Airways.

  • Machinists at Boeing in St. Louis Authorize Strike Monday, 3 May 2010 | 8:53 AM ET

    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.

  • Voiding Derivative Pacts Would Be 'Disaster': Sokol Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    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 Auto Market Is Now the 'Big Long' Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 11:25 PM ET
    Traffic jam, Beijing, China

    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 to Recall about 50,000 Sequoia SUVs Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    Toyota Dealership

    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.

  • General Motors logo

    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.

  • Hidden Cost to a United Airlines Deal Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    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!

  • Walk through the massive Beijing Auto Show 2010 and you know immediately that the race for clean energy cars leadership in China is officially on. But is the Chinese consumer ready?

  • The Drug-Free Workplace vs. Medical Marijuana Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    Employers who operate in the 14 states where pot is now legal as a prescription painkiller are struggling to reconcile zero-tolerance drug policies with a patient’s right to get high.

  • GM to Pay Back Loans Before June 1 Deadline: Sources Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    Bailed-out automaker General Motors will repay the roughly $6 billion it owes to the US and Canadian governments before its previously announced deadline of June 1, CNBC has learned.

  • Stranded in Europe: News Crew Waits for Clear Skies Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:23 PM ET
    Vienna Terminal

    Perhaps, you’ve been mystified, like me and the CNBC crew here in Vienna, by how a big cloud now covering much of Europe has brought us back to the Stone Age, travel-wise.

  • British Airways screen

    The sell-off in oil has intensified as much of Europe is still paralyzed by air travel disruptions caused the the volcanic ash cloud hovering above parts of the continent.

  • Europe’s Latest Game: Dodging the Cloud Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:49 AM ET

    Europe is under an utterly unexpected and unprecedented emergency regime and neither governments nor businesses really have any backup plans for this kind of event.

  • Austria Open, but Headaches Persist Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:21 AM ET

    Austrian authorities reopened the nation’s airspace Monday, but that does not mean travel headaches are over, either in Austria or across the world.