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  • The agency also named FAA official Earl Lawrence as director of its UAS Integration Office, an existing position responsible for crafting new commercial drone regulations that are expected early next year. Lawrence, who joined FAA in 2010, previously led the agency's Kansas City- based Small Airplane Directorate, which is charged with regulating small...

  • Good news if you plan to drive Labor Day weekend Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Heavy traffic clogs the 101 Freeway as people leave for the Labor Day holiday in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2014.

    Cheaper gas prices may have attracted more travelers this Labor Day, saving American drivers billions in the process.

  • July factory orders up 0.4% Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    July factory orders up 0.4%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports factory orders in July are up 0.4 percent.

  • Trading the transports Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Trading the transports

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at several transport stocks that have benefited from the tank in oil prices.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday offered $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in response to a recent surge in flammable fuel shipments. The announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation comes as rail crossing collisions have increased over the past several years, following more...

  • Opportunity in transports Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
    Opportunity in transports

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan looks at a few select transport stocks poised for growth despite a weakening global economy.

  • Waterbury commuters to hear details on state rail plans Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:06 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Commuter rail advocates are optimistic about the state's plans to upgrade service on the fast-growing Waterbury branch line on Metro-North Railroad. Dannel P. Malloy's 30- year, $100 billion transportation overhaul includes plans to spend $350 million to improve rail service between Bridgeport and Waterbury. And in December, $7 million in...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Sept 1- Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, won another round of incentives on Tuesday to build and fly rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Commissioners in Brevard County, home of the space center, approved by a 4 to 1 vote adding an $8 million grant for the project, bringing the total value of state, regional and...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, Sept 1- Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, won another round of incentives on Tuesday to build and fly rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Commissioners in Brevard County, home of the space center, approved by a 4 to 1 vote adding an $8 million grant for the project, bringing the total value of state,...

  • Hotels should also be required to include any mandatory fees in their room rates, the Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections recommended. The panel's recommendation on hotels was directed to the Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating such so called drip pricing. The Transportation Department...

  • TOKYO— Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China. Abe's government says Japan needs to bolster its military role amid China's growing territorial assertiveness and the rising risk...

  • Unlikely Dalí/Disney kinship becomes art exhibit Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    The Dalí and Disney families around the dinner table in Spain, 1957

    Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí were friends and collaborators. The two men were dedicated to stretching art's boundaries.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Uber Technologies Inc has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, additions to its staff that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter Inc, and Chris Valasek, who worked at security firm IOActive, left their jobs on...

  • NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.— A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. Trooper Steven Nevel said the accident happened around 2 p.m. Friday at Stewart International Airport in the Orange County town of New Windsor, where the New York Air Show is...

  • Uber fundraising in China Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Uber fundraising in China

    Uber China closes $1 billion fundraising round. - Reuters

  • America's big rigs... pretty and smart Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    America's big rigs... pretty and smart

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports from the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on the latest technological advancements in the trucking industry.

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said Thursday that construction to convert...

  • Feds: Land eyed for stadium must be sold for market value Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Federal highway regulators have told state officials that if the Pawtucket Red Sox build a stadium on land that was supposed to be a park, the land will have to be sold at fair market value first, a requirement that could add millions to the bottom line. The state Department of Transportation wrote to the Federal Highway Administration at the...

  • Growing US economy causing traffic woes Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York come next on the list of urban areas with the longest delays. Overall, American motorists are stuck in traffic about 5 percent more than they were in 2007, the pre-recession peak, says the report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc., which analyzes traffic data. Rounding out the Top 10 worst commuting...

  • U.S. roads more clogged than ever: Report Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    U.S. roads more clogged than ever: Report

    A stronger economy usually leads to more traffic congestion on the roads