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  • For airlines not named United, it was a great 1Q Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    On Thursday, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines reported record profits for the first quarter, usually the weakest time of year for the airlines. Still stuck on the tarmac: United Airlines. The No. 2 airline company behind American, United Continental Holdings Inc. is struggling to make the 2010 merger of United and Continental work.

  • Spirit plans flights between Vegas, Kansas City Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Discount carrier Spirit Airlines has announced plans to offer daily, nonstop service between Las Vegas and Kansas City, Mo.. A plane will depart Kansas City at 9:55 p.m. daily and arrive in Las Vegas at 10:55 p.m. local time, while a flight will depart Las Vegas at 1 a.m. daily and arrive in Kansas City at 5:45 a.m..

  • *Adjusted first quarter EPS 18 cents vs estimate 16 cents. April 24- Southwest Airlines said on Thursday its quarterly that more than doubled as average fares increased and it held down costs. Southwest canceled more than 7,500 flights because of bad weather, reducing revenue by $45 million.

  • American Airlines swings to $480M 1Q profit Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    DALLAS— American Airlines is making money again and beating expectations after its merger with US Airways. As separate airlines, American and US Airways lost $297 million a year earlier.

  • April 24- Caterpillar Inc on Thursday posted a quarterly profit that topped analysts' estimates and raised its full-year outlook on a stronger-than-expected rebound in sales to the construction industry.

  • Southwest Airlines posts a record 1Q profit Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday that it made a record $152 million in the first quarter, more than doubling the $59 million it earned during the same time last year. Southwest earned 22 cents per share, up from 8 cents per share in the same period last year. He estimated that winter storms reduced Southwest's operating profit by $50 million.

  • Pirates pilfer fuel from Thai tanker off Malaysia Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Pirates pilfered diesel fuel from a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast, making two attacks in a week and raising concerns of a rising threat to shipping, a maritime watchdog said Thursday.

  • United loses $609M in 1Q; fares don't cover costs Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. Chicago- based United is still struggling to combine systems and see financial benefits following its 2010 merger with Continental Airlines. Excluding special items, the loss was $1.33 per share, barely beating the $1.35 loss expected by Wall Street analysts surveyed by FactSet.

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $2.14 or 6.1 percent, to $37.09. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $24.08. United Continental Holdings Inc. rose$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $46.06.

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dashing hopes for a quick turnaround for a sector that fell into a soft patch last summer. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.67 or 4.8 percent, to $36.62. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $8.60. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 29 or 1.2 percent, to $24.22.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $33.75. Quanta Services Inc. unchanged at $36.08.

  • Honeywell Aerospace to open 2nd Puerto Rico plant Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Honeywell Aerospace is investing $24 million to expand its business in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says the Arizona- based aerospace industry company is opening a second plant that will begin operations in April 2016. Honeywell Aerospace opened its first Puerto Rico plant in 2007..

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units, declining for a second consecutive month.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $33.62. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $35.90.

  • PARIS, April 23- France's Safran rattled investors with first-quarter aerospace revenue hampered by pressures ranging from delayed deliveries of defence equipment to weaker helicopter sales and cold weather in North America. But its shares fell as much as 3.6 percent, leading France's blue-chip CAC 40 index lower.

  • *Adjusted Q1 profit 33 cents a share compares with 29 cents estimate. Delta, the third-largest U.S. airline behind American Airlines Group Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc, said gains in business revenue and fees for items such as seat upgrades and baggage would bolster the second quarter.

  • US new-home sales likely rose in March Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in March. The report is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes edged down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million.

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