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  • Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    The finding by the Government Accountability Office presents chilling new scenarios for passengers. "That's a serious vulnerability, and FAA should work quickly" to fix the problem, DeFazio said. According to the report, FAA and cybersecurity experts told investigators that airlines are relying on "firewalls" to create barriers.

  • Government Accountability Office identified the danger as one of several emerging cybersecurity weaknesses that the Federal Aviation Administration must address as the air traffic control systems move toward next generation technology. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta concurred with the GAO's findings and said the aviation regulator has begun...

  • April 14- Magellan Midstream Partners LP and TransCanada Corp, Canada's second-largest pipeline company, said on Tuesday they will develop a pipeline to connect TransCanada's Houston tank terminal to Magellan's East Houston terminal. The project will give shippers on TransCanada's Keystone and MarketLink lines access to Magellan's Houston and Texas...

  • Rocky ride for transports   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Rocky ride for transports

    Insight on quarterly numbers by the transports, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • CANONSBURG, Pa.— A Florida truck driver has been jailed for four days in Pennsylvania for not being able to pay a portion of the $17,000 fine he got for driving an overweight rig. Francisco Amareles-Amareles, of Hialeah, was arrested Saturday after police saw him drive his 40- ton rig onto a narrow road with a 10- ton limit. Police believe he mistook Alpine Street in...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— An Ohio House panel has scheduled a vote on legislation that rejects Connecticut's insistence that one of its aviators beat the Wright brothers to the first successful airplane flight by two years. If passed, the Ohio resolution would repudiate Connecticut's claim "that Gustave Whitehead successfully flew a powered, heavier-than-air...

  • Josh and Vanessa Ellis and their baby, Hudson, died Monday when a chunk of concrete weighing thousands of pounds fell onto the cab of their truck as they drove underneath the span, said James Ludlow, their pastor at EastPointe Foursquare Church. Construction crews were installing a sidewalk on the state Route 410 overpass in Bonney Lake, about 30 miles southeast...

  • Grim results from airline survey   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    Grim results from airline survey

    The Airline Quality Rating study found the worst results since 2008, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly editor, weighs in.

  • New York's TSA collected HOW MUCH in loose change?! Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
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    The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail Sunday, killing a passenger and injuring the driver. Tavon Watson, 24, of nearby Kissimmee lost control of the vehicle Sunday afternoon, killing Gary Terry, 36, of Davenport, Florida, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- California carbon futures were largely unchanged this week as traders awaited details of Ontario's expected announcement that it will join North America's largest carbon market, a move that could increase its size by 30 percent. California carbon prices did not get an immediate boost from the Ontario news because it is not yet clear...

  • Record car dealership profits   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Record car dealership profits

    Vehicle sales are surging and auto dealers are cashing in. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on recalls slowing as dealership profits rise.

  • U.S. agency weighs reopening Jeep fires probe Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 5:17 PM ET

    DETROIT, April 9- U.S. vehicle safety regulators said Thursday they could reopen an investigation into whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles needs to take more action to reduce the risk of gas tank fires in older Jeep sport utilities. "All options are available to us to address" the issue of fires in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' older Jeep SUVs, a National Highway...

  • Impact of FedEx-TNT deal on Asia   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    Impact of FedEx-TNT deal on Asia

    Michael Beer, Vice President, Asia Pacific Transportation/Infra/Logistics Research, Citi Research, describes how the acquisition of TNT Express impacts FedEx's Asia portfolio.

  • *China's car sales growth slowing. BEIJING, April 9- Edward Bao, a Chinese highway operations manager in the coastal city of Ningbo, is hunting for a bigger car for his young family and is considering trading up from a compact sedan to a sports utility vehicle. Bao is part of China's swelling ranks of middle-class consumers who are upgrading to SUVs and in the process...

  • April 8- Zep Inc, a maker of maintenance and cleaning chemicals, agreed to be taken private by New Mountain Capital for about $692 million, including net debt. The company's shares rose more than 18 percent to $20.23 in premarket trading on Wednesday, slightly above the offer price of $20.05 per share. Zep's shares, which have fallen nearly 6 percent in the past 12...

  • *Regulator had downgraded India to category 2 in Jan 2014 Decision could be a boost for Air India, Jet Airways. NEW DELHI, April 8- The U. S Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded India's aviation safety rating, in a boost for Indian airlines which can now increase the number of flights they operate to the United States. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx...

  • SEATTLE, April 7- A Native American community in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against BNSF Railway to prevent trains carrying crude oil from using tracks on reservation land, saying the transport violates a long-standing agreement. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community says BNSF has been using tracks that cross reservation land in...

  • Stock Brawl: FedEx vs. UPS   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:26 PM ET
    Stock Brawl: FedEx vs. UPS

    Art Hatfield, Raymond James, and James Ramelli, KeeneOnTheMarket.com, discuss which is the better bet: FedEx or UPS.

  • Forget the taxi: Business travelers Uber it   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Forget the taxi: Business travelers Uber it

    According to a new report by Certify, 46 percent of business people used Uber, up 14 percent in January 2014. Detail's on the report, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.