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  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.52 or 4.0 percent, to $39.44. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 10 or. 9 percent, to $10.96. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 62 or 1.9 percent, to $33.87.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $64.95. Foster Wheeler rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $30.41. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 35 or 1.1 percent, to $32.82.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 24- Mexican construction company ICA on Friday reported a third-quarter loss, hurt by a sharp increase in financial costs that offset higher revenue. The company reported a loss of 769 million pesos, compared to a profit of 241 million pesos in the year-earlier quarter. The company had financial costs of 2.279 billion pesos compared to 553...

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $30.16. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $32.69.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.12 or 3.0 percent, to $39.04. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $10.91. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 43 or 1.3 percent, to $33.68.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Parcel Service Inc may charge major customers more for a surge in late, unplanned packages or turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season, a top executive said on Friday, trying to avoid a repeat of last year's delivery meltdown. UPS and main rival FedEx Corp, both considered U.S. economic bellwethers, are...

  • Con-way freight business will raise rates Monday Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Trucking company Con-way said Friday its freight business will raise its rates on Monday. Con-way said the increase will offset higher costs, including greater compensation programs for drivers, regulatory compliance and equipment costs. Con-way Inc. gets the majority of its revenue from the freight business.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 67 or 1.8 percent, to $38.59. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 11 or 1.0 percent, to $10.97. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 57 or 1.7 percent, to $33.82.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $30.44. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.54.

  • *New home sales rise 0.2 percent in September. WASHINGTON, Oct 24- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated the housing recovery remains tentative. The Commerce Department said on Friday that sales increased 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

  • US new-home sales close to flat in September Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. New-home sales edged up 0.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Because homes are pricier in the West, that pushed down the median...

  • Australia says missing plane hunt will take months Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday. Peter Foley, an Australian search coordinator, said there is optimism with two ships using high-tech sonar devices to search for...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in September. The report will be released Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern. More than 8 million homes are "seriously underwater," representing 15 percent of all properties with a mortgage and roughly $1.4 trillion worth of negative equity, according to the housing data company RealtyTrac.

  • Builders FirstSource posts 3Q profit Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    DALLAS _ Builders FirstSource Inc. on Friday reported net income of $8.5 million in its third quarter. The Dallas- based company said it had profit of 7 cents per share. Builders FirstSource shares have dropped 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Universal Truckload tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WARREN, Mich. _ Universal Truckload Services Inc. on Friday reported earnings of $13.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Analysts expected $296.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 23- A Chicago federal judge on Thursday rejected Northrop Grumman Corp's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a former employee who accused the defense contractor of defrauding the U.S. government in performing a contract to develop a missile defense system for commercial aircraft. District Judge Manish Shah said the employee, Illinois resident Leo Danielides,...

  • Oct 23- American Airlines Group, United Airlines and other carriers reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, and mostly shrugged off concerns that Ebola could affect their outlook. American Airlines, already the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, promised in an earnings call to outstrip its competitors by...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose $2.99 or 4.9 percent, to $64.61. Foster Wheeler rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $30.35. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 48 or 1.5 percent, to $32.47.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 62 or 1.7 percent, to $37.92. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 32 or 2.9 percent, to $10.86. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 95 or 2.8 percent, to $33.25.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 23- Determined not to repeat a holiday season that left millions of packages delivered too late and customers seething, United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are investing heavily in new infrastructure- but the continued dynamic growth of e-commerce will test those efforts. Even so, the rise in shipping originating with e-tailers including...