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NEW YORK, Sept 19- American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline.
Delta Air fell$. 80 or 2.0 percent, to $38.64. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $11.36. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 67 or 1.9 percent, to $34.56.
Fluor fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $70.27. Foster Wheeler rose$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $31.76. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $37.01.
FORT WORTH, Texas— A flight attendants' union says it has a tentative contract covering crews at American Airlines and US Airways. The union said Friday that negotiators reached an agreement with American Airlines Group Inc. with industry-leading terms. Shares of American Airlines fell $1.42, or 3.7 percent, to close at $36.63.
PARIS— Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week. The SNPL union announced Friday they are extending the strike through Sept. 26.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $31.58. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $37.00.
Delta Air fell$. 56 or 1.4 percent, to $38.88. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.3 percent, to $11.48. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 33 or. 9 percent, to $34.90.
Delta Air fell$. 34 or. 9 percent, to $39.10. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $11.39. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $34.89.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $31.80. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $37.37.
NEWARK, N.J.— Repairs to a major runway at Newark Liberty International Airport could be more of an annoyance to residents of two New Jersey cities than to air travelers. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the airport's other runways will be available to handle flights. But that means more planes will be flying over Jersey City and Bayonne.
Sept 18- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.
Delta Air rose$. 50 or 1.3 percent, to $39.44. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.2 percent, to $11.33. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 80 or 2.3 percent, to $35.23.
Fluor rose$. 86 or 1.2 percent, to $70.51. Foster Wheeler rose$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $31.54. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $37.05.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's government on Thursday announced the construction of a $108 million real estate project as the island tries to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump with help from U.S. investors.
WASHINGTON— The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing— although slowly— as some of them post record profits. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 386,243 full-time workers in July, up 1.3 percent from the same month last year.
LONG BEACH, Calif.— A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.
The Ketchikan Daily News reports the leak Tuesday on the Alaska Airlines 737-700 was traced to a container of lime juice that broke open during a flight from Seattle. Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove says workers first detected the sour-smelling liquid coming from a cargo container.
Delta Air rose$. 42 or 1.1 percent, to $39.36. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.3 percent, to $11.34. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 79 or 2.3 percent, to $35.22.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $31.52. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $36.97.
BUFFALO, N.Y.— A jury Thursday began hearing the only case to go to trial over the February 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo that killed 50 people. No words can describe the terror they felt, "the Wielinskis' attorney, Anne Beltz Rimmler, told jurors in state Supreme Court.