Transportation: Leisure


  • Longshoremen Remain on Strike in NJ and NY Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 8:28 AM ET

    Longshoremen remain on strike at ports in New Jersey and New York despite a judge ordering them back to work.

  • Southwest-AirTran Deal Sign of Confidence: CEO Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 12:37 PM ET
    Southwest Airlines planes

    The acquisition of AirTran by Southwest Airlines, two discount carriers, means that Southwest expects robust demand for flights, its CEO told CNBC Monday.

  • Southwest Airlines to Buy AirTran for $1.4 Billion Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    Southwest Airlines said Monday it will buy AirTran for about $1.42 billion. The move will put Southwest in head-to-head competition with Delta Air Lines in Delta's home base of Atlanta.

  • Segway Owner Dies After Rolling Into River on Segway Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    A British businessman who last year bought the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter has died in an accident on one of the vehicles.

  • US Aerospace Names Worsham as CEO Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 9:38 AM ET

    CNBC has learned that U.S. Aerospace, the small Los Angeles company which partnered with Ukrainian aircraft company Antonov to offer tankers to the U.S. Air Force, has named former Douglas Aircraft Company President Jim Worsham as CEO.

  • Halftime: Trading Higher Commodity Prices Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the price of both corn and cotton higher, the traders game its effect on the food industry and retail space. So what's their trade?

  • Summit Calls for Crackdown on Distracted Driving Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Texting and driving

    Making sure drivers keep their eyes on the road will require a network of tough laws, enforcement by police and personal responsibility, the government said Tuesday.

  • GAO Dismisses Some, Not All of Tanker Protest Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    CNBC has learned the Government Accountability Office will continue to consider part of a protest in the Air Force tanker refueling competition filed by a small U.S. company proposing a Ukrainian based tanker. However, the GAO is dismissing the most serious accusations made by the firm, U.S. Aerospace, which claim the Air Force engaged in intentional misconduct.

  • Continental Shareholders Approve Sale to UAL Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 11:37 AM ET
    Continental Airlines and United Airlines jets

    Continental Airlines shareholders have approved a deal to combine with United to form the world's biggest airline.

  • General Motors Chief Whitacre Sees IPO As His Exit Sign Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 11:05 AM ET
    Ed Whitacre

    Edward E. Whitacre Jr. has looked forward to the day the carmaker would no longer be under government ownership, but thinks a public offering requires a long-term leader. The New York Times reports.

  • CEO Blog: Best Global Brands 2010 Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 9:38 AM ET

    Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2010 study has just been released and it shows the last two year’s recessionary market has significantly impacted the relationship between brands and customers.

  • Is the Tea Party Good for Investors? Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 9:06 AM ET

    Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Worst Airline Seats Ever? Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 11:52 AM ET

    An Italian company called Aviointeriors, which manufactures commercial airline seats, is debuting the SkyRider, a seat with "a 23-inch pitch or less". That means there's 23 inches from your seatback to the one in front of you—at least eight inches shorter than most conventional economy class seats.

  • What's On: Taxes, Europe and an S&P Bull Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 3:16 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Marines Storm Pirate-Held Ship, Seize Prisoners Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 12:41 PM ET
    Marines aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship  (left) conducted a raid on the  after it was attacked and boarded by pirates September 9, 2010 in the Gulf of Aden.

    U.S. Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo vessel off the Somalia coast Thursday, reclaiming control of the ship and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot, the U.S. Navy said.

  • Highway Deaths Fall to Lowest Level Since 1950 Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 8:19 AM ET

    The number of people dying on the nation's roads has fallen to its lowest level in six decades, helped by a combination of seat belts, safer cars and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws.

  • What's On: Shipping, CIO Survey, Education Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Commuters Walloped by Strikes in France, London Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 6:22 AM ET
    Commuters leaving London Bridge Station Sept. 7 faced an Underground strike and were forced to wait to squeeze into crammed buses or walk to work.

    Public transit ground to a halt across France and on the London Tube on Tuesday, with tourists and commuters bearing the brunt of a wave of discontent over government austerity measures.

  • Ford, GM, Toyota See US Sales Slump in August Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Ford, GM  and Toyota reported slumping US auto sales in August compared with the same time last year, showing the auto industry has a way to go before it's in a true recovery.

  • No Deal: Buyers Will See Fewer Auto Discounts Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    For years, Americans shopping for cars were treated to all sorts of deals and incentives, especially at the end of summer. Think Cash for Clunkers, which paid up to $4,500, or promotions that offered employee discounts to everyone.