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  • FedEx truck crashes in Georgia, spills packages Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    FORSYTH, Ga.— A FedEx truck crash along a Georgia interstate sent packages spilling all over the highway just nine days before Christmas. A FedEx truck also overturned in New Jersey on Monday, one of the company's busiest shipping days of the year. FedEx spokeswoman Connie Avery says customers with questions on their shipments should track their packages online,...

  • Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportation Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    MEDINA, Wash.— Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. "It's a pretty elegant solution for the state of Washington. The state will face a 52 percent drop in its maintenance budget and 71 bridges will become structurally deficient if the Legislature is not able to pass a transportation budget in the 2015 session, he said.

  • TORONTO, Dec 15- The parent of Canada's Porter Airlines is nearing the sale of a passenger terminal it operates at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport, according to three sources familiar with the process. One of the sources familiar with the process said at least two separate bids are expected this week from pension fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp...

  • CEO of Berlin's troubled new airport to step down Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    BERLIN— The chief executive of Berlin's troubled new airport has announced that he will step down, ending a two-year stint in charge of the project days after officials said it will begin operating in the second half of 2017.. An airport statement said Monday that Hartmut Mehdorn offered to stay on until a successor is found, but will step down by June 30.

  • 1 dead after crash involving Walt Disney World bus Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Florida state troopers say one person is dead after a crash involving two cars and a bus near a Walt Disney World resort. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol says a car ran a red light early Monday and drove into the path of a Disney bus carrying about 20 passengers. She was identified as a woman from nearby Windermere.

  • French taxis protest Uber  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    After France's interior ministry announced Uber's amateur car service UberPOP will be banned in the country in 2015, Parisian taxi drivers are protesting Uber in France, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled. You can't even walk your dog, "said Paula Hamilton, who lives on a once quiet little street in the Santa Monica Mountains in a neighborhood...

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • PARIS, Dec 12- Uber will continue to operate its UberPop transport service in France for now after a Paris commercial court rejected on Friday a request by competitors to ban the service. Three car companies and several taxi associations had sued the French subsidiary of the San Francisco- based company over what it deemed unfair competition, saying among other...

  • Senate OKs tighter Internet sales tax collection Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— Amazon and other online retailers with ties to Michigan would have to collect its 6 percent sales tax on purchases under legislation approved Thursday by a divided Senate. It won approval on a 21-16 vote in the GOP- controlled Senate, picking up support from 11 Democrats and 10 Republicans. The bills could raise in the ballpark of $50 million a year...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Dec 11- Top transportation officials from Canada and the United States are due to meet next week to hash out differences about safety regulations for trains that carry oil, sources familiar with the planned meeting said on Thursday. That crash involved old-style DOT-111 tanker cars that Canada wants taken off the tracks by May 2017.

  • UPS & FDX take off  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at how low oil prices and strong consumer spending is boosting profits for the big shippers.

  • Sky's the limit for airlines  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Jamie Baker, JPMorgan airline analyst, discusses the year-to-date performance of the airlines and provides his outlook for the sector. Fast Money trader Josh Brown provides insight.

  • Roomiest Subaru Legacy debuts for 2015 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Traction-improving all-wheel drive comes standard on the mid-size Legacy, which has a starting retail price of $22,490. Many other cars with all-wheel drive are from luxury brands such as Audi and BMW and carry much higher price tags. The new Legacy, which has a roomier and quieter interior than its predecessor, is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine.

  • Congress told US lags other nations on drones Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    The Federal Aviation Administration bars all commercial use of drones except for 13 companies that have been granted permits for limited operations. Several European countries have granted commercial permits to more than a 1,000 drone operators for safety inspections of infrastructure, such as railroad tracks, or to support commercial agriculture,...

  • Major provisions of $1.1T omnibus spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:57 PM ET

    Top lawmakers Tuesday released a massive 1,603 page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill funding every government agency but the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30. Provides a base budget of $490 billion to the Pentagon, a $3.3 billion increase. Provides $73.7 billion for overseas military operations and diplomatic efforts by the State...

  • Tax report to Walker offers no recommendations Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Scott Walker on Tuesday that came out of nearly two dozen meetings around the state concludes that Wisconsin taxes are too high and too complicated, but makes no specific recommendations about what to do about it. Rebecca Kleefisch and Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler to gathered input. Complicating any tax cut is the fact that Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion...

  • WMC says right-to-work, tax cut are priorities Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin's most powerful business lobbying group is calling on the Legislature to pass a right-to-work law, something Republican Gov. The state Department of Transportation is calling for $751 million in tax and fee increases, including raising the gas tax and imposing a new registration fee on electric and hybrid cars, to pay for road repairs...

  • Prince William condemns wildlife trafficking Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In his first visit to Washington, Britain's Prince William on Monday sharply denounced the rapid growth of illegal wildlife trading worldwide and announced a task force to examine the transportation industry's role in facilitating such crimes. The Duke of Cambridge described wildlife trafficking as "one of the most insidious forms of...

  • Transportation head: Maintenance money is priority Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Lawmakers must fix a deficit in the state's highway fund to keep roads and bridges safe for drivers, outgoing Department of Transportation commissioner said. There isn't a longer dwell time between now and the next election to come together and say we know we have an issue with the highway fund, " Chris Clement said in an interview with The Associated...