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  • CHICAGO, Oct 22- Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15. With the rise of e-commerce, FedEx's annual peak has nearly doubled since 2007, when it moved 11.5 million packages on Dec. 17. Last year a later-than-usual surge before the...

  • Raytheon beat out Northrop and Lockheed Martin Corp to develop a replacement for the Air Force's current TPS-75 radar, which has been in service since the late 1960 s. Raytheon said it would work closely with the Air Force to mitigate any resulting delays once the issue was resolved. "The Air Force ran a very tough but very fair competition, and selected the world...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.44 or 4.0 percent, to $37.48. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 33 or 2.9 percent, to $11.56. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.75 or 5.3 percent, to $34.59.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.55 or 2.5 percent, to $63.93. Foster Wheeler rose$. 49 or 1.6 percent, to $30.39. Quanta Services Inc. rose $1.21 or 3.8 percent, to $32.65.

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, Oct 22- From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, low-cost airlines have ordered record numbers of planes in recent years, redefining the jet industry. Between them, Indonesia's Lion Air, Malaysia's AirAsia and Norwegian Air Shuttle have ordered more than 1,400 Airbus and Boeing jets, worth about $140 billion at current list prices.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.01 or 1.6 percent, to $63.39. Foster Wheeler rose$. 50 or 1.7 percent, to $30.40. Quanta Services Inc. rose $1.01 or 3.2 percent, to $32.45.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 91 or 2.5 percent, to $36.95. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 23 or 2.0 percent, to $11.46. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.53 or 4.7 percent, to $34.37.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.37 or 3.8 percent, to $37.41. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 28 or 2.4 percent, to $11.51. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.71 or 5.2 percent, to $34.55.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 57 or 1.9 percent, to $30.47. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 72 or 2.3 percent, to $32.16.

  • United Technologies beats 3Q profit expectations Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $1.85 billion as sales increased across all its businesses and the aerospace giant reported favorable tax settlements. Growth in China— where United Technologies' Otis elevator business has a broad presence— will moderate, Hayes said. Hayes said United Technologies is...

  • By Peter Maushagen and Victoria Bryan. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Oct 21- Lufthansa pilots threatened to call further strikes this week after the latest stoppage in a dispute over retirement benefits grounded two-thirds of its flights on Tuesday. At Frankfurt airport, Lufthansa's main hub and Europe's third largest airport, queues snaked back from check-in desks, and...

  • Oct 21- United Technologies Corp on Tuesday posted a rise in quarterly profit, helped by a tax settlement and earnings increases across most of its aerospace and commercial building segments. United Tech said earnings were $1.82 per share, excluding favorable items and restructuring costs. Shares of United Tech through Monday had declined about 11 percent...

  • U.S. airlines raise fares by $2 on average Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Oct 20- Major U.S. airlines have raised domestic one-way fares by $2 on average since Thursday, marking the first industry wide increase in half a year. The news may quell investors' concern that airline revenue will fall if the Ebola virus discourages people from traveling, and the stocks of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines rose on average...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $62.38. Foster Wheeler fell$. 42 or 1.4 percent, to $29.90. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $31.44.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.65 or 4.8 percent, to $36.04. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 37 or 3.4 percent, to $11.23. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.79 or 5.8 percent, to $32.84.

  • US airlines raise base fares on domestic flights Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    JetBlue Airways raised fares by $4 per round trip on a small number of routes Thursday, and Delta Air Lines picked up and greatly expanded the breadth of the increase, according to FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney and J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker. The hike got an important boost when Southwest matched it a day later. United Airlines and American Airlines, which...

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 45 or 1.5 percent, to $29.87. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $31.19.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 90 or 2.6 percent, to $35.29. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.6 percent, to $11.03. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.24 or 4.0 percent, to $32.29.

  • American, US Airways complete cargo combination Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines and US Airways say they have finishes combining their cargo operations. American Airlines Group Inc. said Monday that it was the first time that operating divisions at the two carriers have become fully combined. Shares of Fort Worth- based American Airlines rose $1.13, or 3.4 percent, to $34.51, as oil prices dipped and...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 89 or 2.6 percent, to $35.28. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 27 or 2.5 percent, to $11.13. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.38 or 4.4 percent, to $32.43.