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  • Uber partners with Starwood, giving hotel points for rides Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit more incentive to choose the ride-hailing service over a taxi. Free hotel nights start at 3,000 points for the lowest tier of hotels, like the Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport in Arizona, and can be as high as 35,000 points a night for properties like the St. Regis Princeville Resort in...

  • Southwest grounding 128 planes over missed inspections Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:33 PM ET

    Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said that after discovering the missed inspections, the airline immediately notified federal safety regulators and began checking the planes. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, Lynn Lunsford, said that the FAA was working with Southwest and Boeing, which manufactured the planes, to evaluate a plan that...

  • Waffle House-Roadie cook up deal  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    Roadie operates as a kind of Uber for deliveries, and has partnered with Waffle House as a meeting place for drivers, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers. The company's CEO Marc Gorlin, provides insight to the new partnership with Waffle House.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A CSX Corp rail line in West Virginia remained shut following an explosive oil train derailment on Feb. 16 that damaged the roadbed and tracks, though the type of work required to return the line to service could be completed "in days," a CSX spokeswoman said Tuesday. CSX has rerouted trains carrying oil on the line that runs from North Dakota to an oil...

  • Goodyear settles on bribery charges Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:37 PM ET
    Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. to settle lawsuit with SEC of African bribe charges.

    The SEC said that Goodyear failed to prevent or detect more than $3.2 million in bribes in Kenya and Angola.

  • LoungeBuddy raises cash, benefits from airport delays Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 24- LoungeBuddy, a business that allows travelers short-term access to airport lounges, said on Tuesday it had raised $3 million in venture capital, bringing the company's valuation to $18 million. Founders Fund, the venture firm founded by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, led the latest round in raising cash but will not take a board seat,...

  • The House State Affairs Committee unanimously killed its version of a transportation package in favor of a more limited Senate proposal. The move allows lawmakers to avoid a Tuesday legislative deadline for bill consideration and extend debate by taking up the Senate plan later. The House plan would have raised the gas taxes 2 cents each year for 15 years,...

  • DETROIT— It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences. More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S.— about one-fifth the total— were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports. "It's a very major public safety problem," says Chris Basso, a...

  • OXNARD, Calif.— A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. Everything was flying, "said passenger Joel Bingham. Police found the disoriented driver of the demolished Ford F-450 pickup 1.6 miles from the crossing...

  • Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. The expenses highlight the relationships that lawmakers sometimes have with donors who fund their political ambitions, an unwelcome message for a...

  • PHOENIX— Steve Dreiseszun says he cannot sit in his backyard or read a story to his son without a sense of dread. For the past several months, he and other residents in a Phoenix neighborhood of historic homes have been jolted— sometimes out of their sleep— by the sound of airplanes flying directly above them. The changes are part of a new program the FAA is rolling out...

  • NEW YORK— The fiery collision between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York City suburbs cost the railroad about $3.7 million in damage, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report into the Feb. 3 crash said about 480 feet of third rail was damaged,...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey drivers bracing for a possible increase in the gas tax might be getting a brief reprieve, but not because lawmakers and Gov. "It's a way of pushing the can down the road," said Hope Township Mayor Tim McDonough, who belongs to the State League of Municipalities and is chairman of its transportation committee. Senate President Steve Sweeney, who...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canadian National Railway Co and the union representing 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and trucking staff will resume contract talks on Monday, just hours before a deadline set by Canada's No. 1 railway to lock out the workers. CN Rail operates freight and some passenger trains on tracks across Canada and the United States.

  • Transportation Commission approves 8 Wyoming contracts Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts totaling $29.5 million for eight projects around the state, including two highway projects to be funded through a 10- cent increase in the state fuel tax. Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Montana, submitted the low bid of $16.3 million for the I-25 project. Pavement improvement is...

  • PENNSAUKEN, N.J.— A tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel caught fire Monday on a major highway in southern New Jersey, spewing thick, black smoke into the sky. The fire broke out shortly after 11 a.m., when the truck overturned on the Route 90 on-ramp to Route 130 in Pennsauken, authorities said. The smoke could be seen 5 miles away, in downtown Philadelphia.

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canadian National Railway Co and the union representing 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and trucking staff will resume contract talks on Monday, just hours before a deadline set by Canada's No. 1 railway to lock out the workers. CN Rail operates freight and some passenger trains on tracks across Canada and the United States.

  • *Exports of oil from Zueitina port resume. *Libya also hopes to restart Hariga port soon. BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb 22- Libya has resumed oil exports from the eastern port of Zueitina after an almost year-long suspension and is also testing a pipeline to restart exports from Hariga port, officials said on Sunday.

  • TORONTO, Feb 21- Canadian National Railway Co on Saturday again urged Unifor, the union representing 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff, to agree to binding arbitration and renewed its threat to lock out those workers on Monday. Canada's No. 1 railway had called for binding arbitration on Friday when it first announced it was preparing to lock...

  • TORONTO, Feb 21- Canadian National Railway Co on Saturday again urged Unifor, the union representing 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff, to agree to binding arbitration and renewed its threat to lock out those workers on Monday. Canada's No. 1 railway had called for binding arbitration on Friday when it first announced it was preparing to lock...