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  • MADRID, Nov 27- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is set to become the largest investor in Spanish builder FCC after agreeing to buy top shareholder Esther Koplowitz's part of a $1.3 billion capital increase. But the investment of around 700 million euros in FCC, one of the Spain's top employers, is his highest profile move in the country. In a statement to Spain's...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $44.24. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $13.60. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 77 or 2.0 percent, to $39.28.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor fell $1.96 or 2.9 percent, to $66.72. Foster Wheeler fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $29.44. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 28 or. 8 percent, to $33.51.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $44.31. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $13.58. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 78 or 2.0 percent, to $39.29.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $29.31. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $33.57.

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy' Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington- to- Boston corridor. Numerous auto accidents were reported across the Northeast, where by midafternoon the line...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $44.26. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $13.59. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 58 or 1.5 percent, to $39.09.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $29.33. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $33.57.

  • US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. New home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The median price of a home sold in October was $305,000, up 16.5 percent from a year ago.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new home sales Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in October. The report will be issued Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST. In an encouraging sign, sales of existing homes rose 1.5 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million, according to the National Association of Realtors.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $68.68. Foster Wheeler fell$. 33 or 1.1 percent, to $29.47. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $33.79.

  • Nov 25- A group of Delta Air Lines pilots seeking to replace the current pilots' union at the U.S. carrier are struggling to win enough support. The Delta Pilots Association claims that nearly half of the airline's 12,000 pilots have at some time in the past four years signed cards backing it to be their union for collective bargaining with management.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $29.73. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $33.88.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 63 or 1.4 percent, to $44.14. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 16 or 1.2 percent, to $13.60. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 24 or. 6 percent, to $38.75.

  • Owner of ship that damaged reef to pay $840,000 Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    HONOLULU— The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more than 100,000 coral colonies several years ago when it ran aground off Oahu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Denak Ship Management and Vogetrader Shipping Inc. will pay $840,000 to the National Oceanic and...

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 20 or. 7 percent, to $30.00. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $33.84.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $43.58. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.4 percent, to $13.63. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $38.47.

  • Baltimore airport loses power for 90 minutes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— A power outage at a Baltimore airport terminal disrupted operations and caused flights to be canceled or delayed. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said in an email that power went out about 10:20 a.m. Monday. He says the outage affected concourses A, B, and C. Passenger screening operations...

  • Correction: Bogus Bonus story Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    HONOLULU— In a story Nov. 22 about Island Air taking back bonuses paid to pilots, The Associated Press reported erroneously the reason for the bonuses. Hawaii's Island Air tells pilots it's taking back their $4,000 bonuses. HONOLULU— Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 bonus— that is, until the airline wanted the money back.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 91 or 1.3 percent, to $68.33. Foster Wheeler fell$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $29.80. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $33.58.