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  • April 16- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern reported a 10 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, helped by higher shipments in its agriculture business. Revenue rose to $607.4 million from $552.8 million, while revenue at the company's agriculture business jumped 40 percent.

  • The cargo conundrum     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight on road and rail stocks, in addition to providing perspective on air freight and logistics.

  • LONDON, April 15- Electro-Motive Diesel, the world's largest diesel locomotive manufacturer, has taken delivery of the first of four specially designed liquefied natural gas tenders ultimately destined for use on the Canadian National railroad.

  • US urges oil-by-rail sector to agree a safer tank car Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    "My target date is as soon as possible," Foxx told a panel of the Senate Appropriations Committee when asked when the new standard would be ready. The Department of Transportation is responsible for mandating a new tank car design, but officials are counting on input from industry.

  • OTTAWA, April 3- Governments should require companies shipping crude oil by rail to carry enough liability insurance to make up for shortfalls in coverage carried by railways, the president of Canada's second-largest rail operator said on Thursday.

  • Gas prices ready to downshift, in time for summer Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Gasoline prices have increased in part because of an ethanol price hike, but the national average will stay low this summer.

  • Gartman: US learned way without Keystone     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    Discussing whether the U.S. really needs the Keystone XL oil pipeline, with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter.

  • TORONTO, March 19- A record-shattering Canadian harvest, combined with one of the most frigid winters in decades, has created a grain-handling backlog that will not be cleared until next year, the head of Canadian National Railway said on Wednesday.

  • Riding the economic rails: BNSF CEO     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Carl Ice, CEO of BNSF Railway, shares his thoughts on the renaissance in the railroad industry as commodity shipping picks up steam after this winter's harsh weather. We handled half the growth that the industry had, says Ice.

  • Gauging the rail industry     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Discussing whether the increase in oil shipments by railway in the U.S. is causing congestion on the rail for other commodities, with Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting. Also, a look at the investment environment for rail stocks.

  • Surge in oil shipped by rail: WSJ     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO, weighs in on the WSJ report saying there is a surge in oil being shipped by rail which is "sidetracking" other industries. Dan Gilbert, Quicken Loans founder & Chairman, weighs in.

  • CN Rail CEO says will meet Ottawa's grain shipment target Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    *Trucker strike in Vancouver causing lumber backlog. TORONTO, March 12- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's biggest railroad operator, said on Wednesday it will meet the federal government's order to ship 500,000 tonnes of grain a week, but its chief executive said there would still be a severe backlog even under ideal conditions.

  • MOSCOW, March 8- Rosatom, Russia's state energy corporation, said on Saturday it would resume nuclear fuel shipments to Europe via Ukraine after Kiev lifted a ban imposed during anti-government protests earlier this year on transporting the hazardous material.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ OTTAWA, March 7- Canada's government took the drastic step on Friday of forcing the country's two major rail companies to ship at least 500,000 tonnes of grain each a week to ease a massive backlog that is hurting farmers.

  • NEW YORK/ CALGARY, Feb 28- New U.S. rules to toughen classification standards for oil-train shipments will affect less than 3 percent of the tank cars now hauling crude across the country, leaving older, flawed models on the tracks, officials and industry sources say.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday officials have launched inspections at state rail yards to protect people from potential accidents involving shipments of volatile crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. lawmakers are expected to question regulators and rail industry officials on Wednesday about several recent fiery derailments, focusing on whether shipments from energy producing regions such as North Dakota's Bakken area are being handled safely.

  • Feb 25- Rapid growth in moving oil by train in the United States, coupled with a spate of fiery crashes and derailments, has prompted U.S. regulators and railroads to consider new safety measures this year.

  • LONDON, Feb 25- U.S. railroad operators have agreed new safety procedures to reduce the number of fiery derailments involving crude-carrying trains and cut the risk of a catastrophic explosion in a densely populated urban centre.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Many oil-by-rail shipments will slow down through urban areas and track inspections will increase on high-traffic areas in response to a string of fiery derailments in the last several months, the American Association of Railroads said on Friday.