Transportation: Leisure


  • Lawmakers heard a brief, but riveting, description of Toyota's problem with the sudden acceleration of its cars from Rhonda Smith, a Tennessee woman whose Toyota-made Lexus suddenly zoomed to 100 miles per hour as she tried to get it to stop — shifting to neutral, trying to throw the car into reverse and hitting the emergency brake.

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    The Japanese automaker said it received a subpoena from a federal grand jury in New York seeking documents related to unintended acceleration in its vehicles and the braking system of its Prius hybrid.

  • Options Action Remains Bullish on This Airline Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 7:49 AM ET

    UAL has been outperforming, and the options action remains bullish.

  • Poor Results Aside, Qantas Remains an Agile Brand Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 2:17 AM ET

    Qantas unveiled on Thursday a first-half net profit that slumped 72% from the previous year, triggering an 8 percent slide in its stock.

  • Toyota to Idle 2 US Assembly Plants Amid Recalls Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
    Car Factory Employees

    Toyota said Tuesday it plans to idle production temporarily at assembly plants in Texas and Kentucky while it grapples with massive recalls in the United States.

  • Cramer: Hold on to Nordic American Tanker Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 8:19 PM ET

    The Mad Money host explains why, despite a somewhat disappointing quarter, investors should stick with NAT.

  • Berkshire Hathaway's Best Business? Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    Warren Buffett’s company will join the S&P 500 on Friday. Find out why Cramer thinks you should own it.

  • Lower Oil Costs Bad (!) for Airlines: Analyst Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    The Federal Bureau of Transportation said airlines are expect to cancel another 1,000 flights Thursday. Despite the bad weather, are airline stocks worth investing in? Jamie Baker, senior airline analyst at JPMorgan, and Hunter Keay, airline analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared their outlooks.

  • FAA Eyes Hefty Fines for American Airlines Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 4:17 AM ET
    American Airlines aircrafts.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is close to wrapping up a two-year investigation of safety violations at American Airlines that could result in one of the largest fines in the agency's history, according to government and industry officials familiar with the investigation.

  • The Lesson for Corporate Japan in Toyota's Mess Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:47 AM ET

    Many economists say  Toyota’s trauma is a wake-up call that Japan needs to understand that its reliance on manufacturing and industrial exports, which served the country so well after World War II, is no longer wise.

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    Toyota has friends in high places in Washington, including some of the very people now investigating the Japanese automaker.

  • Missed Signs in Toyota Recalls Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 10:14 AM ET
    Toyota car grille

    After several investigations, it was only last week that Toyota owners learned federal regulators, concerned that the company was not taking apparently dangerous defects seriously enough, traveled to Japan in December to light a fire under corporate executives. Meanwhile, millions of Toyotas continued to be driven by drivers unaware of the potential scope of the problem, and the cars continued to be sold.

  • Toyota Faces 'Long Tail' Recovery, Analyst Says Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 4:20 PM ET

    Toyota's recovery from a string of quality issues  could be the worst in the history of automaker recalls.

  • It's searing hot at the Singapore Airshow - combine 34 degree celsius temperatures with 85% humidity and you can start to imagine why my shoe soles started to melt on the tarmac.

  • Airshow Notes: No Big New Orders, But Lots of Buzz Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 6:51 PM ET

    Much has gone as expected at the Singapore Airshow. No big new orders. But certainly a lot of announcements coming from all corners of the globe nonetheless.

  • Race For All-Electric Car Charges Ahead Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 5:29 PM ET
    Tesla Model S

    Automakers, both big and small, will launch a variety of models as soon as this year to ride the consumer shift to smaller, greener vehicles.

  • Halftime Report: Is The Correction Back On? Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    On Wednesday, disappointing earnings sent investors running for the exits stopping a comeback dead in its tracks. Is the correction back; what should you be watching?

  • 4 Wild Things to Expect at Singapore Airshow 2010 Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 3:23 AM ET

    What a start to the year has it been from airlines.

  • Domestic Air Travel is Thriving: Qantas CEO Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 3:09 AM ET

    While Qantas' international business is suffering, its domestic operation - on the other hand - is thriving, Chief Executive Alan Joyce told CNBC on Monday.

  • Toyota’s Slow Awakening to a Deadly Problem Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 | 11:47 PM ET
    The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    It started with a deadly tragedy in summer last year that forced Toyota, which had received more than 2,000 complaints of unintended acceleration, to step up its own inquiry.