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  • Live Blog: Business Braces for Hurricane Irene Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • Qantas CEO: Not in Any Merger, Takeover Talks Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 10:30 PM ET
    Qantas CEO: Not in Any Merger, Takeover Talks

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce denies any merger talks and says domestic demand remains strong. But he adds that the strong Australian dollar and high fuel prices are hurting international business.

  • China Debates Electric Car Policy Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 8:57 PM ET
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    Beijing appears to be rethinking its singular focus on electric vehicles to reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality as it becomes increasingly clear that its targets for mass-producing electric vehicles in China are unrealistic. The FT reports.

  • Fast Pros: How to Trade H-P, Lowe's and FedEx Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    With the markets in turmoil, the Fast traders had a handful of stocks on their radar Monday. Find out how they are trading H-P, Lowe's and FedEx.

  • Time to Buy FedEx? Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Time to Buy FedEx?

    Shares of the shipping company are down dramatically over the past six weeks but is the selling overdone? Insight with Tom Wadewitz, JP Morgan transportation analyst.

  • Chinese Rating Agency Comes Under Fire Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 8:06 PM ET
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    The Chinese rating agency best known for downgrading US sovereign debt last year, has come under fire domestically for giving the country’s embattled railway ministry a higher rating than the government. The FT reports.

  • China’s Rich Try to Fly Around Red Tape Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET

    With the military jealously guarding its control of the airspace, wealthy Chinese hobbyists fly clandestinely. The NYT reports.

  • Ford, Airline Stocks Knocked for Economic Uncertainty Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:17 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs lowered expectations for Ford and JPMorgan offered a dim outlook for AMR and other airline stocks this week.

  • The Trade on Gold, Transports & Apple Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    The Trade on Gold, Transports & Apple

    Central Banks jump into the gold trade and stock up on reserves. Insight on whether individual investors should follow their lead and insight on whether the sell off in transports is a sign of things to come for the market and Pete Najarian takes a look at Apple hanging in tough in a weak tape.

  • Ford, GM US Sales Rise, But Consumer Doubts Persist Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
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    Major automakers posted July U.S. sales that ticked higher from the slump of recent months, but failed to dispel doubts about the strength of the economy and the mood of American consumers

  • FAA's Future Up in the Air Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    FAA's Future Up in the Air

    The FAA is seeking an extension on temporary funding to end a partial shutdown that's gone on for nearly two weeks. Insight with Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation.

  • Ford F-150

    Ford Motor is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks because the gas tanks can fall off and cause fires.

  • Cleaning Up On The Clean-Up of Natural Disasters Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Damaged vehicles in parking lot of St. John's Hospital after tornado hit in Joplin, Missouri.

    Companies like ServiceMaster,  ServPro, Disaster Kleenup International and the Signature Group are ready to mobilize workers by the hundreds to respond to catastrophe for days and weeks on end.

  • Business Forecast — Good Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
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    Private-sector meteorologists are selling customized weather data to a myriad of enterprises — from agriculture to construction to transportation .

  • China Imposes Blackout on Train Wreck Coverage Sunday, 31 Jul 2011 | 8:41 PM ET
    The wreckage of a carriage is lifted from the accident scene of the crash caused by the earlier collision of two trains on July 24, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. The accident occurred on the evening of July 23 when the D301 train, travelling from Beijing to Fuzhou, collided with the D3115 train, travelling from Hangzhou to Fuzhou, which had stalled on the line after a suspected lightening strike. The first four coaches of D301 fell off the viaduct while the 15th and 16th coaches o

    After days of growing public fury over last month’s high-speed train crash and the government’s reaction, Chinese authorities have enacted a virtual news blackout on the disaster except for positive stories or information officially released by the government. The NYT reports.

  • 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:57 PM ET
    There are many ways one could gauge the danger of driving in a particular city, but this list uses the cities with the greatest number of vehicular deaths as a barometer of the danger level. U.S. cities with a population of 150,000 or more were up for consideration, using the most recent motor vehicle crash data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates System.One particular region of the country, the South, is ov

    Which cities are the most dangerous to drive in? Click to see the 15 cities that ranked the worst for fatalities per 100,000 population.

  • US and Europe Battle Over Carbon Fees for Airlines Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:10 AM ET
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    Sharply divergent climate change policies on opposite sides of the Atlantic are setting off political fireworks as European environmental regulators prepare to extend their reach across the ocean. Starting Jan. 1, the European Union will require all carriers entering or leaving its airports to either reduce their emissions or pay a charge — whether the airline is United, Air France or Lufthansa.

  • Freight Shipments, Economy Improving: Ryder CEO Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    While inconsistent and bumpy, the U.S. economy is slowly showing signs of improvement, Ryder System CEO Gregory Swienton told CNBC Wednesday.

  • China Failed to Heed Rail Safety Warnings Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    The wreckage of a carriage is lifted from the accident scene of the crash caused by the earlier collision of two trains on July 24, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. The accident occurred on the evening of July 23 when the D301 train, travelling from Beijing to Fuzhou, collided with the D3115 train, travelling from Hangzhou to Fuzhou, which had stalled on the line after a suspected lightening strike. The first four coaches of D301 fell off the viaduct while the 15th and 16th coaches o

    In the last year and a half, many rail experts in China have warned that the country’s rush to build the world’s longest and fastest high speed rail network in record time was a recipe for disaster. The FT reports.

  • WOTS Now: UPS vs. FDX Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    WOTS Now: UPS vs. FDX

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on shipping companies, automakers and copper, and analysis on energy earnings, with Fadel Gheit, Oppenheimer & Co.