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Road Warrior read-in: Cyber Monday, WestJet pilot vote

Alaska Airlines Cyber Monday sale
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Alaska Airlines Cyber Monday sale

Here's a quick hit of what Road Warrior editors are reading.

Thousands of commuters face delays in New York following Sunday's derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx. Among the four fatalities was Jim Lovell, a 20-year veteran of NBC's "Today" show, which like CNBC, is part of the NBCUniversal family.

Pilots at WestJet, Canada's second largest airline, turned down a tentative agreement with the company, but no labor disruption was expected, Reuters reported.

(Read more: Rent-your-car service gets airport OK)

Oakland International Airport is probably none to happy it's annual passenger count has dropped almost 5 million since 2007, despite a $500 million expenditure on terminal upgrades, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Its loss has been San Francisco International's gain, where totals are up 9 million in the same period. Much of the cause is due to airlines consolidating business at hubs such as SFO.

Hotel rates were up in the third quarter in London and Manchester but fell across most other U.K. cities, Buying Business Travel reported, citing information from hotel booking specialist HRS.

Amid China's anticorruption campaign, China Southern Airlines told Reuters it reported four of its middle-ranking executives to police after an internal audit uncovered irregularities.

Travel-themed Cyber Monday deals are plentiful online, including at Alaska Airlines and United. USA Today and travel writer Peter Greenberg have rounded up more.

(Read more: New tech may alter airport security on liquids)

Air France on Sunday tweeted a fun image of its special cargo:


—By CNBC's Amy Langfield. Follow her on Twitter at @AmyLangfield .

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U.S. News

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    Borrowers are pulling back from refinances and struggling to make home purchases during a historically busy time of year for housing.

  • A flag for a Tiffany & Co. store hangs along Wall Street in Manhattan.

    Tiffany delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations on Wednesday.

  • Denny Reichard, an agent with Jim Maloof Realtors, right, stands with potential home buyers Brian Giebelhausen and Lindsay Willing outside a previously owned home in Mackinaw, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, April 21, 2014. Existing home sales in the U.S. fell .2 percent in March, according to the National Association of Realtors.

    They scoff at phone jacks and dining rooms. Younger buyers of all stripes have a lot of the same "must-have" features on their lists.