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  • Stocks Tumble; Dow, S&P 500 Hit 6-Week Low Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks closed off the lows of the day, although still 1 percent lower, as buyers stepped into the market in afternoon trading even as investors remained unnerved by the escalating nuclear crisis in Japan. Intel and Cisco fell, while Chevron gained. .

  • A damaged gas station shows the destruction after the earthquake struck on March 11

    Japan's nuclear crisis has put pressure on the already fragile global economy, squeezing supplies of goods from computer chips to auto parts and raising fears of higher interest rates.

  • Car Keys and Money

    With a modest amount of expertise, computer hackers could gain remote access to someone’s car — just as they do to people’s personal computers — and take over the vehicle’s basic functions. The New York Times reports.

  • Grow Your Own Bike? Yes, Please Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:41 AM ET

    EADS, the aerospace giant that brought you the A380, is setting its sights a little smaller and using nylon to get people on their bikes. “Known as the ‘Airbike,’ it is a bike with a difference. CNBC's Patrick Allen comments.

  • Lightning Round: American Express, Boeing and More Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 7:11 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • If you could purchase a ticket for your next flight for a relatively small sum, with the caveat that the cost could go up or down, based on oil prices, would you do it?

  • 2011 Geneva Motor Show Highlights Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 3:20 PM ET
    Considered as one of the major international auto shows, the Geneva Motor show is set to reveal more than 50 cars, trucks, and concepts to the press on Tuesday and Wednesday.Major manufactures like Ford, Toyota, BMW, and General Motors will have their own set of surprises when it comes to debut their vehicles to the world. While some manufactures focus on hybrids, others will strategize ways to penetrate global markets.The following slides are some highlights from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

    Considered as one of the major international auto shows, the Geneva Motor Show is set to reveal more than 50 cars, trucks, and concepts to the press on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Railroad Stocks Power On Amid Oil Spike Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

    Years of improvement in fuel efficiency and capacity have made it easier to steal business from the trucking business and cope with rising fuel prices.

  • A gigantic post-panamax vessel

    As the centennial of its opening nears, the Panama Canal is due to shake up international trade once more, a point rails and ports across the United States readily acknowledge.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in out five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

  • Kia's Blake Griffin Ad To Air Tomorrow Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 5:57 PM ET
    Blake Griffin from the L.A. Clippers in the All-Star Dunk Contest.

    As I talked about yesterday Blake Griffin's dunk over a Kia in the All-Star Slam Dunk contest was great product placement for the official car of the league. Now, the marketers at Kia are about to make the association a bit more formal.

  • Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Vehicles in US Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Toyota Dealership

    Toyota recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.

  • Dow Transports Surge Ahead Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    While the major indices have not been able to get anywhere near positive territory today, the Dow Jones Transportation Average has been quietly climbing since early this morning and is now in positive territory, a point or two from breaking past the old closing high of 5228.30 on January 17.

  • GM Hourly Workers Get $4,000 Bonuses: Source Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 9:32 AM ET
    Auto worker works on assembly line at GM Lansing Grand River plant.

    A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will pay more than $189 million in profit-sharing to 48,000 hourly workers and millions more in performance bonuses for salaried employees.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Derailed Amtrak Train Causes Delays in NYC Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

    Part of an Amtrak train has derailed in New York City, forcing the Long Island Rail Road to cancel 16 rush-hour trains out of Penn Station.

  • Amtrak, NJ Senators Propose New Hudson Rail Tunnel Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 3:24 PM ET

    Amtrak is proposing to spend $50 million on preliminary engineering and design for two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River to link New Jersey and New York City.

  • Burrowing for Wealth in the Year of Rabbit Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 | 9:54 PM ET
    Attentive rabbit

    It’s time to pull the rabbit out of the hat! After the volatility that marked the year of the Golden Tiger, the incoming Metal Rabbit may be just what the doctor ordered to bring some calm back to the markets.

  • Rumors that activist investor Carl Icahn may be interested in this stock, "DRJ" said options skyrocketed.

  • Another Huge Winter Storm Disrupts US Flights, Traffic Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 6:40 AM ET
    An American Airlines jet taxis to a gate after an overnight ice storm forced the closure of DFW International Airport on February 1, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.

    Thousands of flights were canceled and traffic was heavily disrupted across the US Wednesday as a big winter storm worked its way through the middle and northeast of the country.