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  • Five Questions With Finnair's CEO Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Finnair CEO and President Mika Vehviläinen

    Trying to maintain an edge over stiff competition from other airlines flying to Asia, Finnair CEO and President Mika Vehvilainen tells CNBC why passengers should choose to fly through its capital.

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn addresses a press conference at the Shanghai Auto Show.

    Earnings at Japan's automakers are likely to be hit by the ongoing supply shortage of components. Japanese auto executives attending the motor show in Shanghai, many speaking at length for the first time since the quake, said they have yet to grasp the full impact of the disruptions.

  • Five Things to Watch: Apple, Gold at $1500 & More Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 7:14 PM ET
    Raj & the Govt. Rest

    Gas prices reach a tipping point, gold prices reach a record level, and Raj Rajaratnam reaches for… well, just reaches. Here's what we're watching…

  • Ford Plans Big Push Into Green Cars, China Market Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    The 2011 Ford Flex

    Ford Motor said it expects as much as a quarter of its sales to come from battery-powered cars by 2020 as it readies to roll out more hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars. It also plans to introduce 15 new car models in China by 2015.

  • Air Controllers Need Naps on the Job, Say Scientists Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 1:34 PM ET
    US Airways planes

    The best solution to the problem of sleepy air traffic controllers is more sleeping on the job, scientists say.  That would be a radical change for the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Rising Tomato Prices Attract Vegetable Thieves Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 10:24 AM ET
    Tomatoes

    The high price of produce, especially for tomatoes after the deep winter freezes, has attracted more than heightened attention from consumers. A ring of sophisticated vegetable bandits was watching, too, the New York Times reports.

  • Transports on the Move Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Transports on the Move

    Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners, discusses transports that are getting a big push into positive territory this week.

  • A Boat for Every Budget Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    When the downturn struck, the tide turned for the recreational boat industry, with boat sales plunging 55 percent from pre-recession levels a record low in 2010. Buyers grew more price conscious and turned to the pre-owned boat market in search of deals. Sales have been strong in the value end of the market, although recovery has been spotty throughout, industry players say. With the boat industry cautiously steering towards recovery, the distress sales and pre-owned boats that flooded the marke

    With the boating industry forced to trim costs and woo a more value conscious consumer, there’s a boat for every budget.

  • Boat Sales Start to Recover, but Bargains Remain Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:42 AM ET
    Boat ownership is becoming a reality for China's wealthy and emerging middle class with the Shanghai now boasting two yacht clubs, although most boating is done on freshwater lakes within the country.

    The recreational boat industry is out of troubled waters, but the recovery has been spotty and uncertain—good news for bargain-hunting boat buyers.

  • Nissan's LEAF Stumbles Out of the Gate Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
    Nissan Leaf

    Today, Nissan publicly acknowledged some electric LEAF's have a problem with re-starting after the car has been running.

  • Car Keys and Money

    With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in nearly the entire country, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    The latest near-tragedy involving a Southwest jet is prompting new questions about the federal government's role in the aviation industry and whether the airlines should be nationalized, as they are in some other countries.

  • Airline CFO: Hedging Saved Us $400 Million Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
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    Airlines fight a constant battle with fuel price volatility. Since the industry spends about a third of its operating costs on fuel alone, airlines employ an arsenal of financial instruments like derivatives, options, and caps, to hedge against wild swings in the energy market.

  • Cramer: Can't Dispute Warren Buffett On This Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 6:23 PM ET

    There have been questions raised about the Oracle of Omaha's judgment lately, but Cramer said there's no debating this one.

  • Toyota Sells 1 Millionth Prius Hybrid in US Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 8:48 AM ET
    2010 Prius

    The automaker said Wednesday that the Prius has been the top-selling hybrid in the U.S. since it went on sale 11 years ago.

  • Tesla: Hedge Against Oil? Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 12:54 PM ET
    Tesla: Hedge Against Oil?

    Tesla, the electric car company, could be a solid hedge against rising oil prices. Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley analyst, tells why he upgraded the stock last week to a $70 price target. It's around $25/share now.

  • AirTran Ranked No. 1 In Latest Airline Quality Study Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 AM ET
    AirTran

    Low-cost carrier AirTran had the best overall performance of the 16 largest U.S. carriers last year in an annual study of airline quality released Monday, knocking the previous leader — Hawaiian Airlines — into second place.

  • Surprised to Hear Airlines Are Doing a Better Job? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:12 AM ET

    If you fly a lot, as I do, the latest Airline Quality Ratings may have you scratching your head.  How is it the airlines are doing better when it feels like we're traveling on a system that is stretched to the limits?

  • Auto Sales: The Japan Effect Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 8:46 AM ET
    Auto Sales: The Japan Effect

    Mike Jackson, chairman & CEO, AutoNation, discusses his company's March sales and the impact the Japanese earthquake and tsunami has had on overall auto sales, given potential supply disruptions.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.