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LONG BEACH, Calif.— A JetBlue airliner experienced engine problems and returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after a short flight that ended with passengers evacuating onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides. Long Beach fire personnel told reporters they saw no sign of flames though they did not look inside the engine.
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.— Opening statements are underway in a wrongful death claim filed after the 2009 crash of Continental Flight 3407 into a home near Buffalo. His family is suing Continental and the regional carrier that operated the Newark, New Jersey- to- Buffalo flight.
TORONTO, Sept 18- Air Canada said on Thursday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag on flights within Canada and to the Caribbean and Mexico, days after rival WestJet Airlines Ltd introduced a similar fee.
WASHINGTON— U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly. Construction fell 14.4 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 homes, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18- U.S. housing starts and permits fell in August, but upward revisions to the prior month's data suggested the housing market continued to gradually improve. Groundbreaking declined 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual 956,000- unit pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.
The Newport Daily News reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it approved plans to clean up the former Robert E. Derecktor Shipyard site on Naval Station Newport property in Middletown. While EPA will oversee the remedies, the field work will be conducted and paid for by the Navy and its contractors.
WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in August. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. STARTS DOWN: Economists forecast that housing starts fell 5.3 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.04 million, according to a survey by data firm FactSet.
CLEVELAND— The Port of Cleveland will soon have a second freighter traversing the Atlantic Ocean. Despite financial losses on its freighter to Europe, the Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Port Authority has reached an agreement with its Dutch partner to add a second ship to the trans-Atlantic service.
BRUSSELS— The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage. Luggage surcharges coming on top of cheap airfares are common with Europe's burgeoning budget airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 17- Boeing Co's proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company's program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $31.26. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $36.98.
Delta Air fell$. 58 or 1.5 percent, to $38.94. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.9 percent, to $11.20. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.43.
Delta Air fell$. 57 or 1.4 percent, to $38.95. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.5 percent, to $11.24. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $34.28.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $31.40. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $36.91.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Housing stocks were solidly outperforming the broader market in the early stages of trading on Wednesday, in the wake of earnings from homebuilder Lennar Corp and upbeat data on the housing market.
Delta Air fell$. 01 or percent, to $39.51. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $11.47. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.46.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $31.48. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 44 or 1.2 percent, to $37.23.