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  • EU mission helicopter crashes in Kosovo, injuring 1 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    PRISTINA, Kosovo— A helicopter belonging to a European Union mission in Kosovo crashed Tuesday during a training flight at the country's main airport, injuring one medical evacuation worker, officials said. Kosovo airport spokeswoman Valentina Gara said the helicopter belonged to the EU's rule of law and justice mission. The EULEX mission helps Kosovo...

  • Disruptor 50: No. 4 Uber Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber Technologies

    A ride-sharing service that helped launch the on-demand economy, Uber continues to expand beyond the roads of the US.

  • Does Elon Musk have one more trick up his sleeve? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida January 10, 2015.

    Elon Musk's venture is taking off as it snares major space contracts. Now rivals like UAL and Blue Origin are vying for the niche market.

  • LOS ANGELES— The self-driving cars that Google Inc. has been testing on California's roads and highways were involved in 11 minor accidents over the past six years, according to the tech giant. The company released the number Monday after The Associated Press reported that Google had notified California of three collisions involving its self-driving cars...

  • Senate budget leaves out MBTA control board Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:31 AM ET

    BOSTON— A state budget proposal outlined by Democratic Senate leaders on Tuesday appeared to derail a key portion of Republican Gov. But the Senate plan does not envision a separate financial control board that Baker has sought to oversee the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority until at least 2018.. Senate budget writers also rejected Baker's call...

  • May 11- Internet search company Google Inc's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the program's director said on Monday. A team of drivers that is testing the fleet of more than 20 vehicles have driven 1.7 million miles so far. Not once was the self-driving car the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- Complaints among U.S. air travelers soared more than 55 percent in March from a year earlier, mainly due to flight problems, a federal government report said on Monday. The 53- page report by the U.S. Transportation Department recorded 1,733 complaints about U.S. and airlines, travel agents and tour operators for the month, which reflects the...

  • How Charleston landed Volvo's plant   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET

    Volvo has announced it will open its first U.S. plant in South Carolina. Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler, discusses the new plant.

  • Caltrans said in the report, released last week, that it would need about $8 billion annually for the next 10 years to reach management and improvement goals for its highway system, but only $2.3 billion annually has been budgeted. Caltrans said it needed the funding for critical infrastructure projects to roadways and bridges planned over the next decade.

  • Sell-driving car crashes   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    Sell-driving car crashes

    Four out of about fifty self-driving cars have been in accidents recently, but in all four crashes, another driver was reportedly at fault. CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.

  • Air travel complaints jump in March   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Air travel complaints jump in March

    A new report reveals the state of air travel in America, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Uber may become richest startup ever   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Uber may become richest startup ever

    Uber's next round of funding could launch it over Facebook as the highest-valued startup ever.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 8- A 52- day labor strike that led to a shutdown at Tesoro Corp's refinery in Martinez, California, helped boost the company's bottom line last quarter, the company's chief executive said on Friday, prompting cries that the state's gasoline market needs to be reformed. California wholesale gasoline prices rose at their quickest week-on-week...

  • FAA plans major study of U.S. airport noise Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 8- The Federal Aviation Administration plans to study airport noise across the United States to determine whether policymakers need to change the way they measure noise from passing aircraft. Describing the project as the most comprehensive single U.S. noise survey conducted, the FAA said on Friday it would begin polling communities around...

  • Porsche's standout headquarters   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Porsche's standout headquarters

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Porsche is wooing customers to its headquarters with a test track, an off road course and a classic car museum.

  • Channeling parking ticket rage into app millions   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Channeling parking ticket rage into app millions

    Thousands of dollars in parking tickets got two entrepreneurs thinking. Now Chicago-based SpotHero is simplifying parking pain for drivers nationwide.

  • Uber isn't in Kansas anymore   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Uber isn't in Kansas anymore

    Uber isn't running in Kansas anymore after the passage of tough, new transportation regulations.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Daimler has been granted a licence by the U.S. state of Nevada to test self-driving trucks on public roads, as the United States and Europe race to establish a regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles. While companies such as Google have dominated the headlines with advances in driverless cars, Daimler board member Wolfgang Bernhard told...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 5- Nevada has given Daimler AG, the world's biggest truck maker, the go-ahead to test its self-driving heavy freight truck for the first time on the open road in ordinary traffic, the two sides announced on Tuesday. "Today is history," Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican, said before posing with Daimler board member Wolfgang Bernhard with a red...

  • BERLIN, May 4- European aviation safety regulators introduced new training requirements on Monday to help prevent accidents by pilots losing control of planes in-flight, such as during a stall or in bad weather. In one such accident, an Air France jet flying between Rio de Janeiro and Paris plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm in June, 2009, killing all...