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  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $58.21. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $28.73.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $44.57. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $17.46. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 25 or. 6 percent, to $43.85.

  • NEW YORK— The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice. The affected runway was reopened at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo. The runway had been plowed...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 76 or 1.7 percent, to $44.39. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 46 or 2.6 percent, to $17.48. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $44.10.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $58.10. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $28.70.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— The Nevada Assembly on Thursday passed a partisan bill loathed by Democrats that suspends a requirement to pay prevailing wage rates on school construction projects. "There is nothing in this bill that protects Nevada workers," Assembly Minority Leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick said on the Assembly floor. Assemblyman Pat Hickey, R- Reno, said the bill...

  • Here are some other accidents involving planes taking off from or landing at the airport, which is tucked along the East River and Flushing Bay:. —1994: A Continental Airlines jet skidded into rocks at the edge of Flushing Bay after the pilots aborted a takeoff during a snowstorm. —1993: A Continental Airlines jet skidded off a runway during takeoff in a snowstorm,...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.01 or 2.2 percent, to $44.14. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 49 or 2.7 percent, to $17.45. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $43.83.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $58.04. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $28.55.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $57.72. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $28.53.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $44.61. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 38 or 2.1 percent, to $17.57. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $43.87.

  • DENVER— First, smoke was reported on an American Airlines flight after landing in Denver. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate after arriving from Charlotte, North Carolina, when smoke was reported just before noon Wednesday, airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane said. The captain ordered that the chutes be activated, and those aboard slid to...

  • South African Airways refunds customers after bungle Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:59 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG— It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. A regular ticket on the same route in business class sells for about $3,400, South African Airways said. "We appreciate the fact that customers would under normal circumstances take advantage of bargains and good travel...

  • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday after scrubbing nearly 1,700 through early evening on Wednesday, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airports likely to be hit...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $57.88. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $28.60.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 63 or 1.4 percent, to $45.15. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.94. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $44.01.

  • Md. approves spending $105 million on airport upgrades Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Maryland officials have approved spending $105 million on upgrades to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate more international flights. The money will go toward creating a new security checkpoint, building a new connector between two concourses and adding two new gates to support international...

  • Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante said the Air Force would likely also adopt a "cost-plus" type contract for the development phase of the new bomber, given that it would include more new technologies than mature technologies. The Air Force expects to award a contract valued at $50 billion to $80 billion this summer for development and procurement of...

  • —United Airlines just changed MileagePlus program on Sunday to reward passengers based on spending. —Delta Air Lines, which shifted its SkyMiles program to a spending-based system in January, took away the charts showing the minimum number of points needed for various trips. —Southwest Airlines, which went to a spending-based program in 2011, will change the...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 41 or. 9 percent, to $45.37. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $17.87. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $44.02.