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CNBC Franchise Archive Transportation: Leisure


  • LAS VEGAS— Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines. London- based Stewarts Law said Friday it filed a lawsuit in Chicago against GE Aviation and Boeing Co. on behalf of 65 passengers who were bound for London and say they suffered...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Passengers on a British Airways plane that caught fire taking off from Las Vegas in September are suing the makers of the plane and its engines in Chicago, their lawyers said on Friday. Now 65 passengers from the United States, Britain, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Germany are seeking damages from Boeing and engine maker GE for pain, suffering,...

  • Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 6:10 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said the five, including the captain and three officers, were abducted Thursday night from the ship Szafir. Nigerian Navy vessels are bringing troops and navigators to the ship, which is...

  • Forecast lowered for air travel on slower China growth Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A weaker global economy— and a slowdown in China— will likely dampen some of the growth in air travel over the next two decades. The International Air Transport Association says the number of airline passengers is expected to double to 7 billion by 2034. That figure marks a decrease from a prior forecast of passengers totaling 7.4 billion in 2034,...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Drivers on New Jersey roads this holiday season might see fewer signs of state contracting work, and some in the industry say it's a result of a dwindling fund to pay for roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Chris Christie and the Democrat-controlled Legislature face a June 30 deadline, when authorization for new borrowing expires.

  • Smooth travel ahead of holiday Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Smooth travel ahead of holiday

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports 25 million people will fly over the ten days surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Thanksgiving 2015: Cheap gas but terrorism fears Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    AAA announced in their travel forecasts that 46.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the holiday and that U.S. drivers will pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008.

    For Thanksgiving this year, gas prices may be low but terrorism fears are high and add to the stress of traveling.

  • Uber expanding delivery Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Uber expanding delivery

    The startup plans to move further into food delivery, flu shot delivery, and even e-commerce.

  • How should ride-sharing be regulated? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    How should ride-sharing be regulated?

    Ryan Graves, head of global operations for Uber, says it is clear Uber drivers are not full time workers and should not be regulated as such.

  • Uber's Chinese operations Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Uber's Chinese operations

    Ryan Graves, head of global operations for Uber, says safety sells in countries such as China where transportation infrastructure is less developed.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- Some parcels at Cairo airport being shipped to the United States by express mail service DHL that were flagged by the company for further checks were found by Egyptian officials to contain no explosives, a DHL spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "As part of our standard screening and security procedure, we identified a shipment today at DHL's Cairo...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- U.S. regulators are delaying rules that would require electric and hybrid cars to alert sight-impaired pedestrians and bicyclists until at least mid-March, according to a recent government filing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates the odds of a hybrid vehicle being involved in a pedestrian crash are 19...

  • Transports trade play Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 4:25 PM ET
    Transports trade play

    Rising costs in Asia have given a huge boost to Mexico's trade relationship with the U.S. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports from New Mexico with the details.

  • Mexico trade boosting transports Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    Mexico trade boosting transports

    Transportation leaders have much to gain amid increasing trade with Mexico, CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 24- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space transportation company, Blue Origin, plans about two more years of test flights before it will offer rides to passengers. "This flight retired a lot of risk and validated of lot of the elements of the design," Bezos, who founded Amazon.com Inc and owns the Washington Post newspaper.

  • Transports gain in Mexico trade boost Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Transports gain in Mexico trade boost

    Transportation leaders have much to gain amid increasing trade with Mexico, CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 24- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully landed a suborbital rocket back at its launch site, a key step in its drive to make reusable rockets, the company said on Tuesday. The New Shepard rocket, which is designed to carry six passengers, blasted off from a launch site in West Texas at 12:21 p.m. CST...

  • Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has ordered his department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to revise the policy "to reflect today's technology and his sense of urgency to bring innovation to our roads that will make them safer," Emmerling wrote late...

  • State Dept. issues travel alert Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 5:40 PM ET
    State Dept. issues travel alert

    The State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens from now until the end of February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Auto charts warn Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    Auto charts warn

    The national average for gasoline is 25 percent below the average it was one year ago, yet auto stocks are dragging. To the charts, with Carter Worth, Cornerstone Macro Head of Technical Analysis.