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  • The world's hottest travel spots: TripAdvisor Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    TripAdvisor has released its seventh annual Travelers' Choice awards. Heading the list this year? Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Germanwings black box found at crash site: French Interior Min.

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides the latest updates on the Germanwings flight crash. Perspective, with Deborah Hersman, NAT Safety Council CEO.

  • Germanwings descended 30,000 feet   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Germanwings descended 30,000 feet

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides the latest updates on the Germanwings flight crashing in southern France.

  • BRASILIA, March 24- A plan to attract private investment to Brazil's strained port infrastructure is even more important in the face of federal budget cuts that will curb public investment, Ports Minister Edinho Araújo said in an interview. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Friday that her government would make "significant" cuts to the 2015 budget...

  • BOSTON— The nation's mayors are calling on Congress to increase transportation funding in order to keep roads and bridges in good repair. The call came Monday during a task force meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Congress needs to do more than just maintain existing funding for the bill, which he said has been...

  • Tons of money but 'no samples' at these museums Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    10,000 note

    Museums around the world offer a year-round education for anyone curious about coins, currency and even virtual cash.

  • NEW YORK— Commuters, brace yourselves: The price of traveling on New York City's mass transit system is about to get even steeper. They're dirty, "said Joelle Torres, who commutes from her Long Island home in Coram to Manhattan's Beth Israel Medical Center, taking the Long Island Rail Road and the subway. The base fare for subways and buses will go up by 25 cents to $2.75,...

  • SEATTLE, March 20- Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined $700,000 for not properly disclosing that its trains had spilled crude oil and other hazardous materials on 14 occasions over four months, officials said on Friday. BNSF rail cars leaked hazardous material in 16 separate incidents between November and March but in only two...

  • Leap, the public transit alternative   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    Leap, the public transit alternative

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports a new bus service that launched in San Francisco this week offers free Wi-Fi and snacks for purchase.

  • Leap into cutting-edge commute   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Leap into cutting-edge commute

    CNBC's Josh Lipton rides to work in San Francisco via transit startup Leap.

  • Amazon drone test approved   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Amazon drone test approved

    The FAA gave Amazon permission to conduct test flights of its drones outdoors under certain rules. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, provides perspective.

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner around $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner nearly $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco found that King County acted reasonably when it barred the ad, which sparked threats of vandalism and violence that could have endangered passengers. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, which helped challenge the ban, is disappointed in the ruling, Executive Director Kathleen...

  • Solar Impulse can 'fly almost forever': Pilot   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Solar Impulse can 'fly almost forever': Pilot

    Andre Borschberg, co-founder, CEO and pilot of Solar Impulse, talks to CNBC about how his flight is going so far, adding that the airplane is very sustainable in terms of energy and can last for a week or month nonstop.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- The Obama administration has asked U.S. airlines for more information on their claims that Gulf carriers have received market-distorting subsidies, marking its first written response to U.S. airlines' lobbying effort, Reuters has learned. Leaders in the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure have recently called on...

  • BERLIN/ WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters)- The United States urged countries on Tuesday to think twice about signing up to a new China- led Asian development bank that Washington sees as a rival to the World Bank after Germany, France and Italy followed Britain in saying they would join. The concerted move by U.S. allies to participate in Beijing's flagship economic...

  • A report released by the U.S. Transportation Department Office of Inspector General found that the FAA lacks the training and guidance necessary to enforce Bush-era regulations that allow carriers to disclose hazardous material violations voluntarily, without incurring civil penalties. In 65 percent of hazardous material cases, OIG investigators...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- Top executives of U.S. airlines and their Middle East competitors clashed in Washington on Tuesday over whether "open skies" deals are fair, and each side ramped up efforts to sway U.S. regulators at a high-profile forum. A coalition of Delta Air Lines Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc, American Airlines Group Inc and their labor unions...

  • O'Leary on Uber: Love service, wouldn't invest   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    O'Leary on Uber: Love service, wouldn't invest

    "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary discusses the valuation of Uber and litigation issues the company is facing.