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  • Jeb Bush calls an Uber Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 4:57 PM ET
    Jeb Bush calls an Uber

    Uber surpassed taxis as the most expensed-form of ground transportation in Q2, and even Jeb Bush uses the service. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on ride-sharing company's troubles in California.

  • Uber faces fines in California Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Uber faces fines in California

    Uber fined $7 million for refusing to turn over information to California regulators.

  • Uber tops taxis for biz travelers Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Uber tops taxis for biz travelers

    Uber use now tops taxis for business travelers, according to expense manager Certify.

  • BERLIN, July 15- Munich airport, Germany's second largest and a key base for Lufthansa, won approval on Wednesday for its plans to build a third runway when a federal court rejected the remaining appeals against it. Munich airport currently serves around 40 million passengers a year and expects this to rise to about 58 million by 2025.. Munich residents voted...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is set to be a chief beneficiary of a bid by Senate Republicans to weaken new regulations to improve train safety in the $2.8 billion crude-by-rail industry, a key cog in the development of the vast North American shale oil fields. On Wednesday, the panel will decide whether to send the measure to the full...

  • Now boarding at Gate 1, Hello Kitty airlines? Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Eva HelloKitty Shining Star in flight.

    A new Hello Kitty plane will fly on EVA's new route between Houston and Taiwan three times a week.

  • BRASILIA, July 10- Brazil raised the rate of return on new highway concessions and will do the same for other infrastructure projects to woo much-needed investment into the sluggish economy, a senior government official said on Friday. Deputy Planning Minister Dyogo de Oliveira said in an interview the government will raise internal return rates, or IRR, on...

  • TORONTO, July 10- Canadian officials are studying the impact of long oil trains on the integrity of the country's railway tracks, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Friday. Raitt said the research is part of the federal transport department's response to a series of derailments along Canadian National Railway Co's mainline in northern Ontario earlier...

  • TORONTO, July 10- The Canadian transportation department is studying the impact of long oil trains on the integrity of railway tracks, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Friday.

  • *Flag carrier Garuda cancels all flights to and from Bali. DENPASAR, Indonesia, July 10- Nearly 20,000 passengers were left stranded on Friday at one of Indonesia's busiest international airports on the resort island of Bali after it was forced to close because of a volcanic eruption, an airport official said. "Bali airport will remain closed until noon on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 9- Uber argued on Thursday that a lawsuit filed by drivers should not proceed as a class action with the ride service citing statements of support from hundreds of other Uber drivers in a case that could decide whether they are independent contractors or employees. If allowed to proceed as a class action, the lawsuit could cover more than...

  • Uber pushes back against California driver lawsuit Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 9- A lawsuit filed by drivers against ride service Uber should not proceed as a class action, the company argued in a court filing on Thursday, citing written statements of support from hundreds of other Uber drivers in a case that could decide whether they are independent contractors or employees. If allowed to proceed as a class action, the...

  • MEXICO CITY/ NEW YORK, July 9- Mexico's largest airline, Grupo Aeromexico, is at the center of a price and market-fixing investigation being led by the country's competition authority, which conducted a dawn raid on the airline's head office earlier this year, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The carrier is part of the SkyTeam Alliance, has...

  • London Tube workers go on strike Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    London Tube workers go on strike

    Alan Jones, industrial correspondent for Press Association, explains the reasons for the strike, the biggest for 13 years.

  • Aeromexico at heart of Mexico collusion probe - sources Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 11:41 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY/ NEW YORK, July 9- Mexico's largest airline, Grupo Aeromexico, is at the center of a price and market-fixing investigation being led by the country's competition authority, which conducted a dawn raid on the airline's head office earlier this year, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The carrier is part of the SkyTeam Alliance, has...

  • Didi Kuaidi: We get strong government support Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    Didi Kuaidi: We get strong government support

    Didi Kuaidi receives strong support from investors and the government because of its plans to build a one-stop transportation network, says Jean Liu, president of the Chinese mobile car-ride hailing company.

  • KOLWEZI, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 8- W hen it was signed in 2007, China's $6 billion' minerals for infrastructure' deal in Congo stirred fears among Western countries that Beijing's hunger for resources would erode their influence and saddle the vast central African country with unmanageable debt. Chinese firms Sinohydro Corp and China Railway...

  • The Ferrari 488 GTB

    Ferrari launched its latest 488 GTB supercar. Touted as the new "benchmark" for the luxury sports car sector - in the wealthy city-state on Wednesday.

  • DETROIT, July 7- Google Inc has begun testing its self-driving cars in Austin, Texas, expanding efforts to gather information on how the prototypes interact with traffic, road conditions and people, the company said early Tuesday. A Google press release on Tuesday quoted the Texas Department of Transportation as saying "we welcome and support Google's...

  • NEW DELHI, July 7- A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok made an emergency landing in New Delhi after a written bomb threat was found in a toilet on the Airbus A330 passenger jet carrying 134 passengers, the airline and Indian security sources said. Turkish Airlines was targeted with a series of hoax bomb warnings in April and again over the weekend.