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  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut is the latest state to consider allowing Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars directly to consumers, rather than using independent franchise dealerships that are often family-owned businesses. State law in Connecticut and many other states prevents a vehicle manufacturer from also being a retailer. Tesla has been denied a...

  • The most on-time airline? It’s gone now Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    A Southwest Airlines plane stands between two AirTran Airways planes at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

    The most on-time airline flew its last revenue flight on Dec. 28.

  • FDNY: Fire near Penn Station was accidental Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Commuters on Tuesday experienced some delays following an early morning fire near Penn Station. Some LIRR trains were diverted to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn or Hunters Point Avenue in Queens, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. A few trains also were canceled at Jamaica Terminal in Queens.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12- Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators for 29 ports said on Monday as contract talks with the dockworkers' union remain strained. The Pacific Maritime Association said that five of the region's largest ports, including the massive Los...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12- Online-grocery delivery service Instacart said venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers led its latest funding round totalling $220 million. The company will use the cash to grow into new markets, both internationally and in the United States, Chief Executive Officer Apoorva Mehta said in an interview. Unlike grocery-delivery...

  • NEW YORK, Jan. 12- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance this week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises. After a difficult year, Christie may "try to regain some momentum and frame his tenure,...

  • If you're a woman looking for a female cabbie, there's an app for that. SheTaxis is a recently launched New York taxi start-up that connects female passengers with female drivers.

  • MONTREAL/ PARIS, Jan 12- Airbus has begun talks with a European regulator to make ejectable flight recorders available on its two largest models, the A380 and the new A350, potentially making them the first commercial planes to use the technology. The talks with the European Aviation Safety Agency come as global aviation authorities consider recommending the...

  • Uber tests cargo delivery service in Hong Kong  Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    Sam Gellman, General Manager for Hong Kong at Uber, attributes the launch of its new service "UberCargo" to the huge opportunities in the city's van delivery market, which he believes is worth about $1 billion a year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Sarah Feinberg, the U.S. secretary of transportation's chief of staff, will lead the nation's railroad regulator as the department works to finalize oil train safety rules, according to an agency email sent on Sunday. Feinberg has also pushed Congress to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, a $302 billion federal kitty meant to finance road...

  • As dollar catches fire, US companies break a sweat Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    A container is loaded at the Port of Baltimore.

    The U.S. dollar's spike may hit trade and manufacturing as its strength is disruptive to U.S. exports and companies with big overseas sales.

  • NEW YORK, Jan. 11- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance next week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises. After a difficult year, Christie may "try to regain some momentum and frame his tenure,...

  • U.S. gasoline tax hike talk increases in Congress Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The possibility of a gasoline tax increase to help pay for federal highway improvements was attracting increased attention in the U.S. Congress as a prominent conservative Republican on Thursday said he was willing to consider the move. Senator Orrin Hatch, the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees tax measures, told...

  • Honda will pay two $35 million fines, making it the largest amount ever paid by an automaker as a result of an investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In November, Honda revealed it had failed to report 1,729 cases involving deaths or injuries between July 2003 and June 2014. "We have resolved this matter and will move forward...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- Honda Motor Co has agreed to pay $70 million to the U.S. government in penalties for failing to report hundreds of injuries, deaths and other consumer claims involving its cars, transportation officials said on Thursday. In November, Honda revealed that it had failed to report 1,729 cases involving deaths or injuries between July 2003 and June...

  • *Strong demand growth in China. BERLIN, Jan 8- Weakening economies in Asia and Africa could dampen demand for international air travel this year, taking the gloss off the positive effects of cheaper oil for the global airline industry, a leading industry body said on Thursday. That was slightly less than the 6 percent growth achieved for the entire market, which was...

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Jan 8- A long-delayed proposal to outfit commercial airliners with ejectable "black box" recorders may have a better chance of being adopted following the AirAsia crash in the Java Sea, according to three sources at the U.N. global aviation body. "I think there's a more positive attitude now because of the last few accidents," he said in reference to...

  • Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has a different idea from Ford- and worlds apart from Internet company Google Inc, which has jolted the automotive establishment with its high-profile effort to develop a fully self-driving city car. Where Ford wants to make autonomous cars for "Everyman," and Google envisions cars as pod-like appliances, Daimler presented robotic...

  • Transports selloff in focus  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the selloff in the Dow transports, and what slowing oil production could mean for companies exposed to it.

  • Was Uber's New Year's Eve pricing unethical? Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    Revelers toss confetti over Times Square from a hotel balcony as the clock strikes midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York, Jan. 1, 2015.

    Uber's "surge pricing" at peak times has sparked a firestorm of "Uber rage" on Twitter. Is there any ethical wrongdoing here?