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  • OTTAWA, Nov 26- The measures announced by Canada this year to boost the safety of shipping oil by rail are a good first step but more must be done, the new head of the country's Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Kathy Fox, new chairwoman of the independent federal agency, said Canada and the United States must agree on tougher standards for tanker cars...

  • Carl Icahn raises stake in car rental company Hertz Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist investor Carl Icahn raised his stake in U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to 10.77 percent from 8.48 percent.

  • Carl Icahn raises stake in car rental company Hertz Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    The billionaire was already Hertz's largest shareholder and in the past few months had successfully pushed for management changes and won board seats on the company. Earlier this month, Icahn-backed John Tague was named as Hertz's chief executive, fending off a challenge from Dollar Thrifty CEO Scott Thomson, who was backed by Jana Partners, the company's...

  • Amtrak will operate through Thanksgiving storm: CEO Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    File photo: An Amtrak worker walks along the tracks after checking for debris beneath the train

    Amtrak plans to move holiday travelers through a snowstorm forecast to hit the East Coast, but the system needs investment badly, said its CEO, Joseph Boardman.

  • UPDATE 1-Hertz Global names John Tague as CEO Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    Nov 20- U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc named John Tague as chief executive, overlooking a candidate put forward by activist investor Jana Partners. Hertz had formed a search committee including two independent directors nominated by Icahn to find a replacement for Mark Frissora, who resigned in September. The Committee and the Board...

  • Hertz Global names John Tague as CEO Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    Nov 20- U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc named John Tague, former chief operating officer of United Airlines Inc, as its chief executive officer. Activist investor Jana Partners LLC, which owns an 8.3 percent stake in the company, had pushed for Dollar Thrifty CEO Scott Thompson as a candidate for the top job at Hertz. Hertz has owned up to a string of...

  • Hertz said in June it would restate results for 2011 due to accounting errors and would review 2012 and 2013 statements. Hertz said on Friday the errors would reduce its attributable net income by about $87 million for the three years. Hertz reported preliminary revenue of $3.12 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

  • Hertz to restate 2012, 2013 results Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    Nov 14- Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc said it would restate 2012 and 2013 financial results following an ongoing review that showed accounting errors. The company said in June it would restate 2011 results and review results for the past two years. Hertz shares were down 1 percent at $22.50 in premarket trading on Friday.

  • NEW YORK/ CALGARY, Nov 12- BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned firm that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers that they can't add new oil tank-cars to its system until next year, according to two people familiar with the matter. Preventing shippers from putting more rail cars onto the network may help prevent overloading...

  • UPDATE 1-CN Rail earnings up on higher volumes Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 21- Canadian National Railway Co reported higher third-quarter earnings on Tuesday as revenue jumped on higher freight volumes. Net income rose to C $853 million, or C $1.04 a share, from C $705 million, or C $0.84 a share, a year earlier. Analysts had been expecting earnings of C $1.05 a share on revenue of C $3.14 billion, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • TORONTO, Oct 21- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is still open to a merger with one of the two bigger eastern U.S. carriers even after talks with CSX Corp failed, though a hostile bid is unlikely, Chief Executive Hunter Harrison said on Thursday. Norfolk Southern Corp is the other of the two bigger U.S. railways based east of Chicago. Without mentioning Norfolk Southern...

  • Oct 21- As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, oilfield services providers Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc are stockpiling sand to protect themselves against rising costs and are buying more railcars to transport the haul. Halliburton, the world's largest provider of fracking services, is more than doubling its railcar fleet and...

  • Oct 20- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said on Monday that it had ended talks to buy CSX Corp and that the two companies planned no further discussions, sending shares of the No. 3 U.S. railroad operator down more than 3 percent. Neither side had confirmed the talks, initially reported by the Wall Street Journal a week ago. However, analysts had said service problems...

  • Oct 17- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern's reported a higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as it shipped more grains and automobiles. Kansas City Southern operates on a unique, north-south route in central United States and derives half of its annual revenue from cross-border business with Mexico. Exports from the United States to Mexico rose...

  • Oct 17- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern's quarterly revenue and profit increased on a jump in grain and automotive shipments. Net income available to common stockholders jumped to $138 million, or $1.25 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $118.3 million, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned $1.29 per share.

  • CSX beats, citing U.S. economy for freight boost Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    CSX freight lines run through center city Philadelphia

    CHICAGO, Oct 14- No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp on Tuesday reported a rise in third-quarter profit, beating forecasts and predicting double-digit growth for 2015 as it moved more freight on its network due to a growing U.S. economy. CSX reported earnings per share of 51 cents, up from 45 cents a year ago and beating the 48 cents expected by Wall Street analysts.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 14- No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp on Tuesday reported a rise in third-quarter profit, beating forecasts and predicting double-digit growth for 2015 as it moved more freight on its network due to a growing U.S. economy. CSX reported earnings per share of 51 cents, up from 45 cents a year ago and beating the 48 cents expected by Wall Street analysts.

  • CSX 3rd-quarter profit, revenue up, topping forecasts Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 14- No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit that rose from a year earlier, beating forecasts, driven by a 7 percent increase in freight volumes across most of its markets as the U.S. economy continued to grow. CSX reported earnings per share of 51 cents, up from 45 cents a year ago and beating the 48 cents expected by Wall Street...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- Shares of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp rose nearly 10 percent on Monday following a report of a rebuffed takeover bid by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, but analysts said any such deal would face significant regulatory and other hurdles. According to the report in the Wall Street Journal late on Sunday, the No. 2 Canadian railroad made a bid last week for...

  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct 3- Protesters in Kenya ended a blockade on Friday that had disrupted the transport of cargo by truckers on the main trade artery from Mombasa port to Nairobi and the wider east African region. At least 90 percent of all cargo arriving at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa is ferried to final destinations in Kenya and landlocked neighbours by road,...