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  • Granite Construction misses Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. _ Granite Construction Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $17 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Granite Construction shares have decreased 8 percent since the beginning of the...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- British Airways-owner International Airlines Group raised its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 percent, outperforming struggling continental rivals and sending its shares to an all-time high. IAG, which is trying to acquire Ireland's Aer Lingus, said on Friday that the profit increase would be driven by cost control across the group and...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell $1.06 or 1.8 percent, to $58.12. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 28 or 1.0 percent, to $28.86.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 92 or 2.0 percent, to $45.92. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.0 percent, to $17.35. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $44.08.

  • Feb 26- A push by three U.S. airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has exposed divisions over free trade with other powerful U.S. aviation players including Boeing Co and FedEx Corp, potentially complicating the airlines' campaign for Obama administration support. Delta Air Lines Inc, United and American Airlines have asked the White House to...

  • Flights again affected as Mexican volcano spews ash Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— The Popocatepetl volcano east of Mexico City has been spewing ash into the sky, forcing cancellation of flights at the nearby Puebla International Airport for a second consecutive day. The government's airport oversight agency says through its Twitter account Thursday that flights to Monterrey, Houston, Guadalajara, as well as inbound flights...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 94 or 2.0 percent, to $45.90. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 16 or. 9 percent, to $17.37. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $43.94.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $59.02. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 28 or 1.0 percent, to $28.86.

  • Brazil's government told truckers and transport companies late on Wednesday it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles from a state development bank and help truckers and transport companies work out a framework for setting freight rates. Although the flow of trucks was normal in Brazil's richest state of Sao Paulo, which guaranteed normal...

  • Thai Airways plane hits turbulence, 11 on board injured Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    BANGKOK— A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people Thursday, the airline said. The Airbus A340-600 landed safely at its destination, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, according to airline President Jarumporn Chotikasathein. The extent of their injuries was unclear, and Thai Airways has not specified the...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $46.77. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $17.61. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $44.40.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 36 or. 6 percent, to $58.83. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 20 or. 7 percent, to $28.94.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asia's top budget carrier, AirAsia, said Thursday it suffered a net loss of 428.51 million ringgit in the quarter ending in December, hit by higher costs and a weaker currency. "We have seen the competition becoming more rational in the second half of 2014," AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said in a statement.

  • Brazil's government told truckers and transport companies late Wednesday it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles from a state development bank, keep diesel prices unchanged for six months, and help truckers and transport companies work out a framework for setting freight rates. The strike has disrupted food and fuel supplies in at least 10 of...

  • It is still unclear whether the late night offer will satisfy the strikers, whose actions have disrupted food and fuel supplies in 10 of Brazil's 26 states. Highway operator Rota do Oeste in Brazil's top soybean state of Mato Grosso, where the strike started, said truckers are expected to maintain road blockages through the night. The truckers' strike has added to...

  • United Airlines warns pilots after four safety incidents Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:55 PM ET

    Feb 25- United Continental Holdings Inc warned its pilots last month to double down on safety procedures after one flight was in danger of crashing and another landed with fewer fuel reserves than regulations require, the airline confirmed Wednesday. The Chicago- based carrier cited four recent "safety events and near-misses" in a Jan. 9 bulletin to pilots,...

  • UN: North Korean company renames ships to evade sanctions Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    The effort by Pyongyang-headquartered Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd. is detailed in the report by a panel of experts that monitors sanctions on North Korea. The U.N. Security Council holds consultations Thursday on the report, which also says North Korea's government persists with its nuclear and missile programs in defiance of council...

  • Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu said after a meeting with truckers in Brasilia on Wednesday afternoon that she was confident both sides would reach agreement. Truckers and transport companies failed to reach an agreement over freight rates by the end of the government-led talks Wednesday evening, said Blairo Maggi, a prominent senator from the leading...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 97 or 2.0 percent, to $47.06. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 38 or 2.1 percent, to $17.69. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 93 or 2.1 percent, to $44.42.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 44 or. 7 percent, to $58.81. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $29.00.