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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • The Fast Money desk uncovered what some view as a positive economic sign and spoke with CEO of one company, who's in the middle of it all.

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    Move over Susan Boyle and David at Dentist, there's a new Internet sensation in town — Jet Blue Flight attendant (sorry, former flight attendant) Steven Slater!

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    With a second straight decline in payrolls, it's hard to be optimistic about the jobs picture. But there are some indications that companies are hiring.

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    American taxpayers who spent $50 billion bailing out General Motors may see some returns, if the Obama administration allows it.

  • With Tony Hayward leaving the top spot at BP, Cramer's marquee list of who he thinks are the worst bosses in business needed an update.

    Find some of their most debatable choices in this slide show—and Cramer's opinion on them, of course—which includes the CEOs of Nokia, Johnson & Johnson, Massey Energy, Blackstone Group, WellPoint and more.

  • Sales of pickup trucks were up 60 percent in July from a year ago at AutoNation, the nation's largest auto dealer, in a clear indicator the economy is recovering, Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson said on CNBC Wednesday morning.

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    One possible scenario for Avis, which is far smaller than Hertz and also smaller than the company it is seeking [Dollar Thrifty] is for it to counter with the upcoming bid. While Avis is poised to give it a shot, it’s still a long one that it will come out of this winning the war.

  • Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.

  • Doug Parker, Chairman & CEO, US Airways

    On the heels of US Airways Group's upbeat 2nd-quarter earnings, its first profits in three years, Doug Parker, the airline's chairman and CEO, told CNBC that the industry has used “self-help” to turn a profit and make headway with problems.

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    Two years after gasoline prices hit a record high of more than $4 a gallon, light trucks, SUVs and crossovers are popular again. "The further we get past the gas crisis, the less people remember it,” says one industry analyst.

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    Flying Pasties is a new product which promises to let you "keep your dignity" at the airport. A $20 set of stickers will cover your privates from prying eyes as you walk through full body scanners.

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    Arch rivals Boeing and Airbus announced new orders worth almost $18 billion at the start of the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday, raising hopes that the aviation industry is on the way back up after a dire two-year slump.

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    After two dreadful years, including a $4 billion loss in 2009, 2010 will should solid profits, starting with second-quarter earnings due out next week.

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    Two barometers of the US economy are moving in different directions, sending mixed messages about the depth, breadth and speed of the recovery.

  • Northrop Grumman says it will close down a Louisiana shipyard and may shed its entire division that makes warships for the Navy.

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

    The Lone Star State edged out last year's winner, Virginia, for the top spot, managing a score of 1508, out of a possible 2439.

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

    The state drops down one spot after making the top of the list a year ago.

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

    The Mountain State moves up from its 2009 rankings in six of the ten categories, including workforce and quality of life.

  • The economy will continue to gradually recover, and doesn't appear headed for a slowdown, Michael Ward, chairman of CSX, told CNBC Tuesday.

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

    The Tar Heel State is one of the most improved, seeing its ranking jump from No. 9 in 2009 to No. 4 this year .