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  • Sept 18- Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday.

  • Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season.

  • Robot bartender—hard drinks from hardware Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Royal Caribbean is introducing a robot bartender, but the experience just isn't the same, says Issac from 'The Love Boat.' NBC News reports.

  • Lyft vs. Uber: Strategy & competition     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Insight to the differences between ride sharing companies Lyft and Uber, with John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president. Zimmer says his company is "competing aggressively and putting its energy into creating the right strategy."

  • Lyft's strategy for 2015     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Discussing who uses Lyft's driving services and the opportunities in the ride sharing market, with John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder and president.

  • Sept 17- Two years after it began flying tourists over the Grand Canyon, Air Methods Corp is looking to expand its U.S. travel business as a lucrative sideline to its air ambulance services. Chief Executive Aaron Todd, however, expects tourism to be a significant driver of revenue for Air Methods as U.S. consumer confidence returns.

  • FedEx better positioned than UPS: Analyst     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Discussing how to play FedEx after the company's Q1 earnings surge, with Christian Wetherbee, Citi transportation analyst. Wetherbee says going into the holiday season FedEx is positioned to go after a better mix of business.

  • *Frankfurt judge sets aside previous injunction. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

  • Crime on the high seas: Process of pirates     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Ted Kemp, CNBC.com senior enterprise editor, reports just how pirates attack vessels and siphon liquid fuel or confiscate hard cargo, before selling it on the black market. Angelmar corp. President & CFO James Christodoulou, provides perspective on the issue.

  • World's most pirated waters     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    Ted Kemp, CNBC.com senior enterprise editor, reports on the shift of maritime piracy from Somalia to Western Indonesia.

  • MAS flight turns back due to autopilot defect Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    A Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad was turned back on Saturday due to a defect with the plane's auto-pilot system, the airline said in a statement.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 10- Alon USA Energy intends to restart its refinery in Bakersfield, California in 2016 after a string of upgrades to enable it to process light inland U.S. crude that will arrive via a new oil-by-rail facility, Chief Executive Paul Eisman told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. studies of oil train dangers may have underestimated the perils of volatile vapor on the tracks and officials will in future use precision instruments for more thorough tests, a Transportation Department official said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. studies of oil train dangers may have underestimated the perils of volatile vapor on the tracks and officials will use precision instruments for more thorough tests in the future, a Transportation Department official said on Tuesday.

  • SAYS WILL IMPROVE TESTING OF OIL TRAIN CARGO FROM NORTH DAKOTA'S BAKKEN REGION- TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 9- French container shipping group CMA CGM has sealed an alliance with two rivals after a failed attempt to partner with bigger peers Maersk and Switzerland's MSC, vetoed by China earlier this year due to competition concerns. CMA CGM said the new alliance would cover routes between Asia and Europe, as well as Asia and North America.

  • PARIS, Sept 9- France's CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping firm, said on Tuesday it has signed agreements with China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab Shipping Company to share services on routes to and from Asia.

  • Reality for driverless cars     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Bob Lutz, has a few answers to the many questions about self-driving cars.