Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Motor Trend SUV of the Year:

    Unveiling this year's SUV winner and the ten finalists, with Angus Mackenzie, Motor Trend Magazine editor-in-chief and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • High-Speed Rail to Nowhere

    Billions of tax dollars are being spent on a high-speed railway in California that supporters say will bring thousands of jobs, but some are calling it a boondoggle. KNTV's Scott Budman has the details.

  • Ford & UAW Deal & Delorean's Electric Future

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details behind the deal with UAW contract with Ford and Delorean's electric ride.

  • As railroads go, so goes the economy, and CSX's results show the U.S. economy may be improving, Chief Executive Michael Ward told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Electric DeLorean

    "Back to the Future," the movie to most prominently feature John DeLorean’s gull-winged icon of 1980s cool, ends with the future version of the DeLorean time machine running on household garbage. Well, folks, the future is now, and the new DeLorean doesn’t need gas or rubbish. The DMCEV, which will go into production by 2013, will run entirely on electricity.

  • CSX CEO on Q3 Earnings

    A breakdown of the railroad's Q3 results and what is driving its business, with Michael Ward, CSX Corporation president/chairman/CEO, who explains that all key markets have had revenue growth and the company expects continued modest growth to come.

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    In what could end up being a honeymoon from hell if someone's not paying attention to details, a cruise on the 72-foot-long Sea Dragon will embark next May on a two month tour hunting for trash.

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    Analysts have been raising their predictions for holiday spending ever since the back-to-school shopping season was stronger than most had expected. But the people who work at the companies that ship and transport retailers’ goods are not nearly as optimistic about holiday sales. The New York Times reports.

  • Recently International Business Machines asked more than 8,000 drivers, or about 40 from each of 20 global cities it surveyed, about their daily commutes. (The 20 cities were selected from the world’s top 65 for size and economic activity.) The picture painted by the results of this annual “Commuter Pain Survey” was not pretty: A little over 41 percent of respondents believe their commutes have worsened over the last three years. IBM hopes the results will provoke discussion and eventually inspi

    Check out the 10 worst cities for commuting, accompanied by some of the commuting-related findings specific to each city.

  • Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

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    Major automakers posted double-digit percentage U.S. sales gains for September in a rebound that General Motors said showed the economy was likely to steer clear of a double-dip recession.

  • GM Beats Sales Expectations

    A breakdown of General Motor's September retails sales, up 19.8 percent, with Don Johnson GM head of sales and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Qantas Airways says it is canceling and delaying dozens of flights because of a strike by its ground workers and engineers. The Australian carrier says 8,500 domestic and international passengers will have their flights disrupted by Friday's strikes. Qantas says 39 flights will be delayed and two flights canceled.

  • With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • Riding Transport Stocks Into Q4

    Is now the time for investors to pick up these bargain buys or is more trouble ahead for the sector? Basili Alukos, Morningstar and Christian Wetherbee, Citi air freight/surface/marine transportation analyst share their strategies.

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    India's automobile sector highlights the industry’s vulnerability with steel and rubber prices rising 20 per cent in the last year.  The FT reports.

  • A woman surfs the internet on a laptop computer at a wireless cafe in Beijing, China.

    In the aftermath of China's recent high-speed train collision, citizens have lashed out at the government's handling of the disaster on weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.  The NYT reports.

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    This is a day Boeing workers have been working towards for five or six years. It's validation their hard work has paid off. 

  • Boeing's newly delivered Dreamliner aircraft will be "profitable from day one," even it takes the company a few years to break even on the billions of dollars spent for research and development, CEO Jim McNerney told CNBC Monday.

  • As investors look for bargains in the stock markets and consumers look for deals that won't lighten wallets as much, Kevin O'Brien, president and CEO of Revere Data, suggests investors look into the food, living arrangement, apparel and transportation sectors.