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  • Mercedes Recalling 85,000 Cars For Steering Issues Saturday, 9 Oct 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 of its 2010 and 2011 cars because of potential steering problems.

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says New Jersey's governor has agreed to take the next two weeks to rethink his decision to cancel a massive NJ-NY rail tunnel project.

  • Shortage of Truckers Will Raise Shipping Costs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    Trucks on roadway.

    According to several trade groups in the trucking industry, there could be a shortage of drivers next year, and the estimates range from 200,000 to as many as 500,000.

  • Paul Jespersen Chavez maneuvers his cart as he makes deliveries along his route in Portland, Ore.

    Business investment, not government stimulus, will create jobs, Frederick Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx, told CNBC Friday.

  • Christie Halts Train Tunnel, Citing Its Cost Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:29 AM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    Gov. Chris Christie cited estimates that the project could be more than $2.5 billion over its budget of $8.7 billion, reports The New York Times.

  • Business Almost Up to '07 Levels: Enterprise CEO Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 8:34 AM ET

    Car rentals are nearly back to 2007 levels, Andy Taylor, CEO and chairman of Enterprise Holding Co., the world’s largest car rental company, told CNBC Friday.

  • Boeing Says Pilot Cuts Short 787 Test Flight Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 4:32 AM ET

    Boeing says one of its 787 test airplanes had some maintenance trouble during its first flight and the pilot chose to land the plane early.

  • Major Automakers Increase Sales in Sluggish Market Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 3:33 PM ET

    U.S. auto sales in September for GM, Ford, Chrysler as well as Toyota, beat estimates, showing some gains in the still sluggish auto market. GM said Friday that its core brand sales for the month of September were up 22.1 percent compared to estimates of 17.5 percent.

  • Airplane Takeoff

    'One-Decision Stocks' are rare, so even to be considered warrants attention. The airline industry has been so successful of late that companies like this airline deserve a careful look.

  • callaway_diablo_club_200.jpg

    Looking to rev up slumping sales in the beleaguered golf industry, Callaway  announced today a strategic partnership with automaker Lamborghini in the quest to find the strongest, lightest and most durable materials.

  • Longshoremen Remain on Strike in NJ and NY Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 8:28 AM ET

    Longshoremen remain on strike at ports in New Jersey and New York despite a judge ordering them back to work.

  • Southwest-AirTran Deal Sign of Confidence: CEO Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 12:37 PM ET
    Southwest Airlines planes

    The acquisition of AirTran by Southwest Airlines, two discount carriers, means that Southwest expects robust demand for flights, its CEO told CNBC Monday.

  • Southwest Airlines to Buy AirTran for $1.4 Billion Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    Southwest Airlines said Monday it will buy AirTran for about $1.42 billion. The move will put Southwest in head-to-head competition with Delta Air Lines in Delta's home base of Atlanta.

  • Segway Owner Dies After Rolling Into River on Segway Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    A British businessman who last year bought the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter has died in an accident on one of the vehicles.

  • US Aerospace Names Worsham as CEO Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 9:38 AM ET

    CNBC has learned that U.S. Aerospace, the small Los Angeles company which partnered with Ukrainian aircraft company Antonov to offer tankers to the U.S. Air Force, has named former Douglas Aircraft Company President Jim Worsham as CEO.

  • Halftime: Trading Higher Commodity Prices Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the price of both corn and cotton higher, the traders game its effect on the food industry and retail space. So what's their trade?

  • Summit Calls for Crackdown on Distracted Driving Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Texting and driving

    Making sure drivers keep their eyes on the road will require a network of tough laws, enforcement by police and personal responsibility, the government said Tuesday.

  • GAO Dismisses Some, Not All of Tanker Protest Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    CNBC has learned the Government Accountability Office will continue to consider part of a protest in the Air Force tanker refueling competition filed by a small U.S. company proposing a Ukrainian based tanker. However, the GAO is dismissing the most serious accusations made by the firm, U.S. Aerospace, which claim the Air Force engaged in intentional misconduct.

  • Continental Shareholders Approve Sale to UAL Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 11:37 AM ET
    Continental Airlines and United Airlines jets

    Continental Airlines shareholders have approved a deal to combine with United to form the world's biggest airline.

  • General Motors Chief Whitacre Sees IPO As His Exit Sign Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 11:05 AM ET
    Ed Whitacre

    Edward E. Whitacre Jr. has looked forward to the day the carmaker would no longer be under government ownership, but thinks a public offering requires a long-term leader. The New York Times reports.