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    Don't expect cramped seats or endless delays on these flights. These airlines were ranked as the world's best.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including retail picks, gaming stocks and railway bets.

  • Rolling with the Transports

    Can the rally continue in the face of rising unemployment? Insight with Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners and Jason Seidl, Dahlman Rose & Co.

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    Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores  the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.

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    The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.

  • Artist rendering of the Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser, which justreceived $80 million from NASA. It is one of the new generation ofprivate-sector space vehicles that will carry humans and cargo to theInternational Space Station.

    The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.

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    With the final space shuttle flying, many wonder, what’s next? Well, tighten your seat belt. The second great space race is about to begin and it could shave two to three years off astronauts' down time without something American to fly.

  • Options Desk: MS Bullish on Autos

    GM to rally on near-term earnings revisions, with Brian Stutland, Fast Money trader.

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    The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

  • There’s a high-tech shipping alternative that is offering a unique new way to move your stuff across the country as more than 20 million Americans prepare to move this summer. Business is booming for an Austin, Texas based company called uShip, an online shipping marketplace that connects people needing goods moved with transporters who have extra room in their trucks.

  • Optimism on Car Sales

    Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds.com, discusses new car sales and whether there's significant reason for optimism

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    With gasoline prices rising and more people around the world moving to cities, there is a concerted push for the automotive industry to reinvent itself as consumers look for alternatives to the internal combustion engine.

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    For the last year and half, Toyota has stumbled badly. Now, with Japan's auto industry rebounding and auto sales improving in the U.S., Akio Toyoda is charting a rebound.

  • There are some interesting changes among the ranks of America’s Top—and bottom—States for Business. Accordingly, we’ve adjusted the categories. Here is the updated methodology:

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    For Cost of Living, Southern states offer the best bang for your buck in CNBC’s Top States for Business 2011 study.

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    Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania can all make a good case for most-improved status, but, as usual, it depends on what metric you value the most.

  • The Old Dominion State returns as America’s Top State for Business in 2011, and we’re starting to detect a pattern here.

  • America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    The state is tops for the third time in five years. 

  • America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Following two years on top in 2008, and 2010, Texas is back at No. 2