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  • High Energy Show as the Industry Rebounds Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
    Detroit Auto Show 2012

    There hasn't been this type of energy at the Detroit Auto Show in years. To quote Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, "It's a different world. It's like a throwback to the 90's. This is the kind of atmosphere we used to have at the Detroit Auto Show when things were going well."

  • German Automakers Tout Speed and Luxury Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of global product development at Ford, introduces the 2013 Ford Fusion during the press preview at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan.

    BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche unveil new versions of key models at the auto show. CNBC's Phil LeBeau talked strategy with some of the top auto executives.

  • Killer Battery Eludes Electric Car Makers Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford charges the Ford Focus EV during the vehicle's reveal in early 2011.

    While electric vehicles will continue to garner more hype at the North American International Auto Show this year, today’s battery technology will keep the so-called EVs a niche product for years to come.

  • Boeing to Close Wichita, Kan., Facility by End of 2013 Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
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    Boeing has told its employees that it plans to close its massive defense plant in Wichita, Kan., before the end of 2013 in a bid to cut costs in a tight market for defense spending.

  • Jon Najarian’s Top 5 Predictions for 2012 Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 6:23 PM ET

    “Fast Money” pro Jon “Dr. J” Najarian made 2012 predictions for the energy trade and one surprise — regarding Research In Motion.

  • Can Foreign Tourists Help the US Economy? Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 12:31 PM ET

    A decade after the federal government strengthened travel requirements following  the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, foreign visitors say getting a temporary visa remains a daunting and sometimes insurmountable hurdle. The tourism industry hopes to change this.

  • Will Q4 Rally In Transports Push Through 2012? Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:29 PM ET

    Transports have surged more than 15 percent in the fourth quarter, but what does the road ahead look like heading into 2012?

  • Transportation Stocks on a Tear in Q4 Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:39 PM ET
    Transportation Stocks on a Tear in Q4

    Discussing GE's move into online banking, and a look at transportation stocks, which are up 20% in Q4, nearly double the return in the S&P 500. So what's behind the surge and where are the opportunities? Arthur Hatfield, Morgan Keegan transportation analyst, discusses.

  • 2012 Auto Sector Predictions Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    2012 Auto Sector Predictions

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau with a look at which auto makers will top the list next year.

  • Lufthansa Sells British Unit to IAG Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 2:41 AM ET
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    German airline Lufthansa has sold its British unit BMI for 172.5 million pounds ($271 million) to International Airlines Group (IAG), the holding company for the merged British Airways and Iberia.

  • FAA Issues Rules to Prevent Pilot Fatigue, Improve Safety Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
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    Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the FAA, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades.

  • Subprime Car Buyers Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:53 PM ET
    Subprime Car Buyers

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on the uptick in subprime car buyers. With more people getting loans and buying cars, how is this affecting the economy? Rebecca Lindland, IHS director of automotive research, weighs in on the need for a happy medium.

  • Greenhill Managing Directors Among 5 Killed in Crash Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

    The New York investment banking firm Greenhill said two of its managing directors were on the plane that crashed on Interstate 287, killing everyone aboard.

  • 5 Dead as Small Plane Crashes in New Jersey Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 1:40 PM ET
    5 Dead as Small Plane Crashes in New Jersey

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports a small plane crashed on Route 287 in New Jersey, killing five people, including two investment bankers from New York City.

  • Bulls Expect Delta to Fly Higher Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    The airlines are always a curious trade, and now the bulls are going after Delta Air Lines.

  • Holiday Season to Be a Bumpy Ride for Airlines Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 2:28 PM ET
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    More Americans will travel during the upcoming holiday season but will avoid the tarmac as the year winds down and the holiday decorations light up.

  • FedEx Valuation ‘Historically Low,’ Analyst Says Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 6:18 PM ET

    If you’re shopping for shipping stocks, one company stands out to a “Fast Money” analyst: FedEx.

  • Board Vote: States Should Ban Driver Cellphone Use Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
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    Reacting to a deadly text-related accident, the National Transportation Board recommended all states ban driver use of cell phones, a move which would exceed all existing state laws on the subject.

  • NTSB Device Recommendation & a Big Deal for Boeing Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 1:06 PM ET
    NTSB Device Recommendation & a Big Deal for Boeing

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on two developing transportation stories: the NTSB recommending a ban on all electronic devices in automobiles, and Southwest Airlines placing a $19B order for 208 737 MAXjets; the largest order in Boeing's history.

  • Striving for Shipping Efficiency    Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:43 PM ET

    Just four years ago, 11.5 million packages went through FedEx on December 12th. Today, that number is 17 million. CNBC's Brian Shactman says companies like Zappos and ProFlowers have even built distribution hubs next to UPS and FedEx for more efficient delivery.