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Archive Transportation: Leisure

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    Consumer staples companies have been consistently beating earnings estimates so far this quarter. With several big names reporting in the week ahead, the question is: Will the trend continue?

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    Southwest Airlines has joined other carriers in raising airfares anywhere from $4 to $10 roundtrip. But don't fret. Fall airfare sales are expected soon.

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    Virgin America has upgraded its frequent flier program. How about sub-orbital space flight in exchange for some miles?

  • A passenger checks in at a United Continental Holdings Inc. kiosk.

    A website programming error allowed some United frequent fliers to get first-class award tickets for only four miles and about $40 in taxes. What happened?

  • American Airlines

    American Airlines is resisting the campaign by US Airways to merge, saying it can exit bankruptcy reorganization strong enough to compete with United and Delta.

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    Want a free cab ride in New York City this weekend? Don't worry — it's not a scam. It's a very real offer. Just one fuzzy catch! Click here to read what it is.

  • Austin, Texas

    CNBC's annual rankings of America’s Top States for Business generate plenty of conversation every year, but this note concerning Texas’s third year at the top definitely caught our eye.

  • Union Pacific

    The economy continues to grow slowly, and that should continue through the rest of the year, Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific CEO, tells CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

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    Ford Motor is telling owners of one version of the brand-new Ford Escape not to drive the SUVs until dealers can fix fuel lines that can crack and spill gasoline, causing engine fires.

  • A United Airlines jet lands as US Airways jets are prepared for flight at Los Angles International Airport.

    In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., US Airways CEO Doug Parker  outlined why US Airways and American Airlines should merge.

  • US Airways Pressuring for Merger

    U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker is ramping up the pressure on AMR to do a merger before the airline leaves bankruptcy, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • CSX

    The U.S. economy should grow in the third quarter, but at a more modest level, railroad CSX CEO Michael Ward, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • CSX CEO on Q2 Earnings

    Michael Ward, CSX Corporation chairman & CEO, discusses his companies second quarter numbers and the outlook for growth in transportation.

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    As a road warrior, I follow just about every U.S. airline on Twitter for updates and deals. American tops my list as the most informative and personable airline on social media and I interviewed the head of this growing and fun team.

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    From check-in to landing, Virgin America's first-class service was an experience to savor. I review my Los Angeles to Seattle flight in this installment of "Road Warrior Tested."

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    As more people decide to fly, there are some airlines that have a distinctive edge over their rivals when it comes to providing the best service.

  • Airplane Key

    It's travel season and that means it's time to be alert for sketchy operators. From hidden fees to "fake" Elmos that harass you for a tip, here's a look at operators trying to scam you.

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    Virginia is for big companies and its best talent spoiled by long-term government contracts., while Massachusetts' Cambridge is now the hottest place for start-ups in the country.

  • Scott Beck

    Some people may be surprised  that Utah  jumped to No. 2 in CNBC’s annual “America's Top States for Business” study, but I’m not, says CHG Healthcare Services President Scott Beck. Why? The corporate tax rate is geared to attract business, and the state also offers tax credits, and other incentives that promote business development and job creation,

  • Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

    I was pleased to see Wyoming jump to #10 from #21 in CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business.” Wyoming has much to offer and I am confident we will continue our climb.