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CNBC Franchise Archive Transportation: Leisure


  • Signs that the economy is recovering are popping up everywhere. Here are a few you might have missed: trucker shortages, fancy pens and "jerk" insurance!

  • electric_car_2_140.jpg

    Walk through the massive Beijing Auto Show 2010 and you know immediately that the race for clean energy cars leadership in China is officially on. But is the Chinese consumer ready?

  • The Drug-Free Workplace vs. Medical Marijuana Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    Employers who operate in the 14 states where pot is now legal as a prescription painkiller are struggling to reconcile zero-tolerance drug policies with a patient’s right to get high.

  • GM to Pay Back Loans Before June 1 Deadline: Sources Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    Bailed-out automaker General Motors will repay the roughly $6 billion it owes to the US and Canadian governments before its previously announced deadline of June 1, CNBC has learned.

  • Stranded in Europe: News Crew Waits for Clear Skies Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:23 PM ET
    Vienna Terminal

    Perhaps, you’ve been mystified, like me and the CNBC crew here in Vienna, by how a big cloud now covering much of Europe has brought us back to the Stone Age, travel-wise.

  • British Airways screen

    The sell-off in oil has intensified as much of Europe is still paralyzed by air travel disruptions caused the the volcanic ash cloud hovering above parts of the continent.

  • Europe’s Latest Game: Dodging the Cloud Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:49 AM ET

    Europe is under an utterly unexpected and unprecedented emergency regime and neither governments nor businesses really have any backup plans for this kind of event.

  • Austria Open, but Headaches Persist Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:21 AM ET

    Austrian authorities reopened the nation’s airspace Monday, but that does not mean travel headaches are over, either in Austria or across the world.

  • What Goldman Means for Next Week Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 8:34 PM ET

    Take advantage of the declines in these stocks, Cramer says. Friday’s “scandal” won’t keep them down for long.

  • Baltic Trading Chairman Defends His Company Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 7:23 PM ET

    Last month, Cramer urged viewers to avoid this stock, but can Peter Georgiopoulos change his mind?

  • Market's Run Not Done Yet Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

    Cramer explains why stocks can still move higher and the US in particular right now is "more investable than most" other countries.

  • Dow Transports Indicate Broader Rally: Charts Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 6:26 AM ET

    The Dow Transport Index is set for a rally toward 4,750, a move that indicates a rise for stocks across the board, Roelof van den Akker, technical analyst at ING Commercial Banking said Wednesday.

  • Toyota Says Will Halt Sales of Lexus GX460 SUV Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 6:44 PM ET
    Lexus GX 460

    Toyota says it will temporarily stop selling the Lexus GX460 after Consumer Reports said the SUV carried an unusually high risk of a rollover accident during certain types of turns.

  • Ford's First-Quarter Revenue, Demand Were Up: Execs Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 2:04 PM ET
    Ford F Series

    Ford Motor's revenues rose in the first quarter thanks to strong U.S. demand for cars and trucks, Ford's Americas President Mark Fields said Tuesday.

  • How to Play Railroad Stock Rally: Strategist Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    The major railroad stocks have been on a rally over the last month and CSX is due to report quarterly earnings after the closing bell. How should investors position their portfolios? Jason Seidl, director at Dahlman Rose shared his sector insights.

  • Lexus SUV Gets 'Don't Buy' From Consumer Reports Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 7:32 AM ET

    Consumer Reports has given the Lexus GX460 a rare "Don't Buy" warning, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead the SUV to roll over in real-world driving.

  • Toyota Needed to 'Come Clean,' Exec Said in Email Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    A Tacoma pickup truck on the lot of a Toyota dealership.

    Five days before Toyota announced a massive recall, a U.S. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail: "We need to come clean" about accelerator problems.

  • United and US Airways Said to Be in Merger Talks Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    The UAL Corporation, the parent of United Airlines, and US Airways are in talks to merge, in a potential deal that would create one of the world’s largest airlines, people briefed on the matter told DealBook on Wednesday.

  • Un-Spirited Announcement Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    Just when you think the airlines can’t charge for anything else, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines just announced that it will charge customers for carry-on luggage, up to 45 bucks.

  • Toyota Warned Europe About Pedals Long Before US Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 2:18 PM ET
    Brake and accelerator

    Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.