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  • Canadian Pacific explores takeover Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Canadian Pacific explores takeover

    Mark Levin, BB&T Capital Markets, weighs in on Canadian Pacific reportedly exploring a Norfolk Southern takeover.

  • Canadian Pacific eyeing Norfolk Southern: Report Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Canadian Pacific eyeing Norfolk Southern: Report

    A deal between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern could top $24 billion, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan. Neither company has commented on the reported early talks.

  • CP looking at all available options: Pro Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    CP looking at all available options: Pro

    Railroad analyst Mark Leving, BB&T Capital Markets, comments on rumors that Canadian Pacific is looking at the possibility of taking over Norfolk Southern.

  • LONDON, Nov 3- Freight carried by major U.S. railroads fell by 7 percent in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, confirming that large parts of the industrial economy are in recession. Coal shipments to power plants, the biggest commodity on the network, accounting for about one-third of total tonnage, have been hit by a combination of...

  • "There is no' sell' signal as far as I'm concerned," said Katie Stockton, chief technical strategist at BTIG in New York. Analysts point to specific transports, such as United Parcel Service Inc, FedEx Corp, and hard-hit railroads, down 25.1 percent this year, as places to bargain hunt. "For investors who have a longer time horizon, that is more than a couple of months, we...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- U.S. diesel consumption has been flat this year after growing strongly in 2013 and 2014, mirroring a slowdown in inland freight movements and the worldwide slowdown in the raw materials sector. Diesel consumption measured by the Energy Information Administration's data on distillate supplied is closely correlated with freight movements...

  • BEIJING, Oct 26- China's rail freight volume in September fell 15.6 percent from a year earlier to 270 million tonnes, the nation's top economic planner said on Monday. The volume of goods carried by China's railways in the first nine months was down 11.4 percent from a year earlier to 2.53 billion tonnes, the National Development and Reform Commission said on its...

  • Made in China? Think railways Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    Made in China? Think railways

    Chinese rail companies that have built more than 10,000 miles of track lines domestically now want to expand into infrastructure developments overseas. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

  • Taking stocks of transports Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Taking stocks of transports

    Transports have had a really rough year, with the Dow Transports down more than 11 percent. What does it say about the economy – and are there buying opportunities amid the broader selloff?

  • Looming rail crisis: Potential $30B monthly cost Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Looming rail crisis: Potential $30B monthly cost

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on a possible railway crisis if Congress doesn't act fast.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The U.S. House and Senate are "very close" to reaching bipartisan agreement to extend the Dec. 31 federal deadline for passenger and freight railroads to implement new safety technology for avoiding major accidents, an aide said on Friday. One aide said four principal lawmakers from the House and Senate, Republicans as well as Democrats, agreed...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp said on Tuesday its third-quarter net profit fell slightly, mainly on slumping coal freight volumes, and that "significant coal headwinds" will continue into 2016.. Coal revenue fell 19 percent to $583 million from $721 million a year earlier. The Jacksonville, Florida- based company reported net income of $507 million, or...

  • Trucking indicator: Road bumps ahead for big rigs? Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Trucking indicator: Road bumps ahead for big rigs?

    Christian Wetherbee, Citi Research, discusses how fuel surcharges are impacting the trucking industry.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- When U.S. regulators adopted new rules last May to make hauling crude by rail safer, shippers anticipated relatively moderate costs and adjustments while rail tank car makers geared up for a retrofitting bonanza. "No one anticipated the new rules would require all these bells and whistles," Robert Pickel Jr., a senior vice president at Canadian rail...

  • The bill, introduced by lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could avert a threatened service suspension by major railroads that cannot meet the current Dec. 31 deadline, which Congress imposed in 2008, for implementing positive train control technology. The proposed legislation would extend this year's deadline to Dec. 31,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- U.S. lawmakers, under mounting pressure from the railroad industry, announced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to extend a Dec. 31 deadline for costly new safety technology for at least another three years. The bill, introduced by Republicans and Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could avert a...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 28- Investors in U.S. railroad stocks, who have been punished in 2015 by an accelerating decline in high-margin coal shipments, now are pinning their long-term hopes on a resurgence in consumer spending. The major publicly-traded U.S. railroads including Union Pacific Corp, CSX Corp and Norfolk Southern Corp have missed estimates or...

  • Time to ride a railroad rally? Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Time to ride a railroad rally?

    Jeff Reeves, Investorplace.com writer and executive editor, and Carter Worth, Cornerstone Macro, discuss opportunities in the rail space.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A U.S. watchdog office urged Congress on Wednesday to empower regulators to extend a Dec. 31 deadline for freight and passenger railroads to adopt new safety technology that could prevent major derailments and other deadly crashes. The report surfaced a week after major freight railroads stepped up pressure on Congress to extend the...

  • Tracking railroad rivalry: Bill Ackman Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    Tracking railroad rivalry: Bill Ackman

    Hunter Harrison, Canadian Pacific CEO, talks about his relationship with activist investor Bill Ackman, and turning around CP. And Keith Creel, Canadian Pacific COO, and Bill Ackman talk about the future of CSX.