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  • NEW YORK— A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday. Comptroller Scott Stringer's office examined the city's much-maligned Build It Back program, which was supposed to help people repair, rebuild and...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 60 or 1.3 percent, to $44.96. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $19.25. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $44.30.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 73 or 1.3 percent, to $57.16. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 30 or 1.0 percent, to $28.53.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says two flights reported lasers were shone at them Saturday night. Last year the FBI offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

  • Senate panel considers repeal of construction wage law Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana lawmakers proposed changes Tuesday to a GOP- backed bill that would repeal the law that sets wages for public construction projects, though opponents say those efforts aren't enough to offset potential damage to the state's construction industry. Opponents argue the change would hurt many Indiana- based companies by opening the door...

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 46 or. 8 percent, to $57.43. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 28 or 1.0 percent, to $28.55.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 80 or 1.8 percent, to $44.76. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $19.15. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $44.40.

  • BERLIN, March 31- The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday. The statement is potentially damaging for the airline and its CEO Carsten Spohr, who told reporters last week that the carrier...

  • Southwest diverts flight to Idaho over burning smell Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— A Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Spokane, Washington, was diverted to Idaho after a burning electrical or smoke smell was reported in the passenger cabin. Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins says the captain in command of the flight heard reports of an odor and decided to divert the plane so mechanics could make safety checks.

  • The airline said that as part of its internal research it found emails that Andreas Lubitz sent to the Lufthansa flight school in Bremen when he resumed his training there in 2009 after an interruption of several months. Authorities say the 27- year-old Lubitz, who in the past had been treated for suicidal tendencies, locked his captain out of the cockpit before...

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $57.41. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 41 or 1.4 percent, to $28.42.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 67 or 1.5 percent, to $44.89. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.28. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 48 or 1.1 percent, to $44.10.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia-- at great human and environmental cost-- will still be hard to stop. Of 1,026 ocean-going ships recycled in 2014, 641 were taken apart on beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan,...

  • SAO PAULO, March 30- Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas SA expects positive operating income in 2015 and an operating margin of between 2 and 5 percent, the company said in a securities filing on Monday. The airline may revise its outlook for the year because of "an adverse macroeconomic scenario," the filing said. Gol also reiterated its expectations for stable...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 68 or 1.5 percent, to $45.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.36. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $44.58.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose $1.13 or 2.0 percent, to $57.89. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 82 or 2.9 percent, to $28.83.

  • SANTIAGO, March 30- The Chilean-based LATAM Airlines said on Monday it was canceling a large number of domestic flights in Argentina as well as some international ones into and out of the country due to an upcoming general strike. Banks will also close their doors and port workers in the Rosario grains hub 300 km northwest of Buenos Aires will down tools.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 94 or 2.1 percent, to $45.82. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 11 or. 5 percent, to $19.39. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 37 or. 8 percent, to $44.61.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 79 or 1.4 percent, to $57.55. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 56 or 2.0 percent, to $28.57.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 85 or 1.9 percent, to $45.73. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $19.49. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $44.78.