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  • MOSCOW, Aug 21- Two brothers belonging to President Vladimir Putin's inner circle lobbied for the appointment of Deputy Transport Minister Oleg Belozerov as the new head of Russia's vast state railway monopoly, the newspaper Vedomosti reported on Friday, citing anonymous sources. The paper quoted several sources as saying Belozerov was close to Arkady and...

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- China's banking regulator has issued new guidance aimed at supporting the country's so-called new Silk Road infrastructure initiative, along with regional development in the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei area and the Yangtze River economic corridor that includes Shanghai.

  • Why India's Tata invested $100M in Uber Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    Why India's Tata invested $100M in Uber

    Padmanabh Sinha, managing partner at Tata Opportunities Fund, says factors such as a sustainable model renders the investment in Uber a compelling partnership.

  • Tracking Uber's rough ride in Hong Kong Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:53 PM ET
    Tracking Uber's rough ride in Hong Kong

    Car hailing app Uber's worldwide expansion plans have hit yet another legal bump; this time in Hong Kong. Gilly Wong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Consumer Council, discusses.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- Americans drove more miles this June than ever before, data showed on Thursday, highlighting the surprisingly rapid pickup in driving activity that is pushing gasoline use toward a new record. The combination of cheaper fuel, an improving economy and summer school holidays fueled a 3.9 percent jump in the number of miles driven in June, the...

  • DRIVERS LOG 3.9 PCT MORE MILES IN JUNE VS YEAR AGO-DOT@. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The number of miles driven on U.S. roads and streets rose 3.9 percent in June from a year ago, according to government data released on Thursday, highlighting a pickup in driving activity that is pushing gasoline use toward a new record. Americans logged an estimated 275.1 billion miles on U.S....

  • Uber's rocky road in California Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Uber's rocky road in California

    California prosecutors expand the consumer protection lawsuit against Uber, saying background checks missed convicted criminals.

  • TORONTO, Aug 20- Regulators threatened to ground Canada's Porter Airlines over safety problems in 2008, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, but the matter was kept secret for years- a sign, some critics say, of how little the public is told about the safety of Canadian airlines. Reuters got access to the documents in June from Transport Canada, the nation's...

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Aug 19- California Governor Jerry Brown told state legislators on Wednesday that they needed to get past political infighting and develop a plan for long overdue and much needed repairs to the state's roads, bridges and other infrastructure. He was joined by the state assembly's top Democrat at a news conference in Oakland on Wednesday where...

  • SSA: Still optimistic about a shipping recovery Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    SSA: Still optimistic about a shipping recovery

    Esben Poulsson, president of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), says he's not pessimistic about the dry bulk shipping market, despite reports saying that a return to profitability isn't expected until 2017.

  • Old airports, congestion add to flier frustration Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    A passenger attempts to check himself in from a self-service kiosk at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

    Two big culprits behind flier frustration are the country's aging airports and growing congestion in the skies.

  • Making airports more efficient Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Making airports more efficient

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports GPS-based technology NextGen is the future for air travel. FAA administrator Michael Huerta, discusses the plans for performance based navigation.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Aug 19- Britain's air safety investigator on Wednesday blamed a short-circuit involving a lithium-metal battery for a 2013 fire on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow Airport and called for further scrutiny and testing of lithium batteries on all aircraft. Boeing shares fell 1.3 percent to $142.66 on the New York Stock...

  • JAISALMER, India, Aug 19- Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights- white elephants that are a reminder of the...

  • JAISALMER, India, Aug 19- Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights- white elephants that are a reminder of the...

  • What's driving road fatalities? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    What's driving road fatality?

    2015 is on track to be the deadliest driving year since 2007. Deborah Hersman, National Safety Council CEO, provides insight on the challenges of connected cars.

  • Carrying crude by rail ... safely Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Carrying crude by rail ... safely

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the fastest growing business for rail transportation--crude shipments--and how safety can be implemented into the process.

  • Phishing scam targets Washington E-ZPass holders Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    E-Z Pass toll booth

    Phony emails warn drivers they are "indebted for driving on toll roads," with a link to a fake website, says NBC 4.

  • Aging air traffic control Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    Aging air traffic control

    Insight to the first step the FAA should take to ensure air traffic control is as safe as possible, with Marla Westervelt, Eno Center for Transportation.

  • Rail technology gets smarter Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    GE launches tier 4 locomotive

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan explains how technology is boosting efficiency for rail transportation.