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  • Working for Buffett is like 'marriage': BNSF chief Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Matthew 'Matt' Rose, chairman and chief executive officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC (BNSF).

    BNSF is currently the largest entity in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio. Is there a lot of pressure when you report to Warren Buffett?

  • California port truckers end strike after four days Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 1- Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Several hundred drivers, backed by the Teamsters union, struck four trucking firms...

  • "The new LaGuardia should include a main entrance to the airport that serves as a great hall welcoming travelers to a great new experience at the airport," said Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the region's airports. Foye discussed the panel's recommendations— sent in a letter to the Port Authority...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 29- Striking port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than as independent contractors for their companies picketed a rail yard on Wednesday as they called again on the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach to weigh in on drivers' behalf. The four companies- Pacific 9 Transportation, Intermodal Bridge Transport, Pacer Cartage, and...

  • The Marshall Islands- flagged MV Maersk Tigris was taken Wednesday to Bandar Abbas, the main port for Iran's navy, under escort by Iranian patrol boats, according to Maersk Line, the Danish shipping company that had chartered it. The incident comes at a critical time in Iran's relations with the United States and the West, as talks about its contested nuclear...

  • *Saudi-led alliance bombs Yemen's Sanaa airport runway. "Tensions are so high in that region with the impending Iran-U.S. nuclear deal that any event implied to be U.S.-linked has an immediate effect on oil prices," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. Tensions were also fueled as jets from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the runway...

  • *Saudi-led alliance bombs Yemen's Sanaa airport runway. "Tensions are so high in that region with the impending Iran-U.S. nuclear deal that any event implied to be U.S.-linked has an immediate effect on oil prices," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. Tensions were also fueled as jets from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the runway...

  • Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $100 billion, 30- year overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system. Ben Barnes, Malloy's budget director, offered those and other ideas for the Governor's Transportation Finance Panel to ponder over the coming months. In 2013, Oregon lawmakers passed the first legislation in the U.S. to create such a system, authorizing the...

  • CHICAGO— Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board announced its findings at a meeting in Washington, D.C., and made nationwide safety...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike against four trucking firms on Monday, demanding recognition as employees rather than contractors in a move reviving labor tension around the country's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday against four trucking companies, a Teamster union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m. Pacific...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers planned to notify the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m....

  • LOS ANGELES, April 24- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation's busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute. Picket lines could go up as early as Monday at various terminal yards, rail yards...

  • Is Indonesia successfully wooing foreign money? Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    A fisherman sits in his boat with the Green Bay Pluit residential and commercial project in North Jakarta, Indonesia in the background.

    Indonesia's courtship of foreign investors may get a fillip from Chinese and Japanese money seeking a fresh home.

  • Start-up aiming to disrupt shipping raises $50M Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A Shyp package being prepared for shipment.

    Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 billion shipping industry.

  • Unplugged no more: Subways going digital Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    Woman using smartphone in subway

    Subways may no longer be digital black holes for riders, as many of the country's largest cities are working to bring cell service underground.

  • In Silicon Valley, the private jet business soars Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Jets flying over Golden Gate Bridge

    Traffic is a serious problem in Silicon Valley, but for residents who value their time, and who boast deep pockets, there's a solution.

  • TORONTO, April 16- Canadian National Railway Co, hit by a recent string of derailments, will spend C $500 million to upgrade its feeder network in Western Canada to improve safety and boost capacity, the railway said on Thursday. The new multiyear program allocates about C $100 million for branch lines in northern Alberta in 2015. CN plans capital spending of C...

  • New York's TSA collected HOW MUCH in loose change?! Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    copper pennies

    The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year.

  • Where are the planes at China's lovely airport? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    After a $6 million refurbishment, fewer than 4,000 passengers have passed through the gates of China's Dachangshan island airport.