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  • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday after scrubbing nearly 1,700 through early evening on Wednesday, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airports likely to be hit...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $57.88. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $28.60.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 63 or 1.4 percent, to $45.15. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.94. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $44.01.

  • Md. approves spending $105 million on airport upgrades Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Maryland officials have approved spending $105 million on upgrades to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate more international flights. The money will go toward creating a new security checkpoint, building a new connector between two concourses and adding two new gates to support international...

  • Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante said the Air Force would likely also adopt a "cost-plus" type contract for the development phase of the new bomber, given that it would include more new technologies than mature technologies. The Air Force expects to award a contract valued at $50 billion to $80 billion this summer for development and procurement of...

  • —United Airlines just changed MileagePlus program on Sunday to reward passengers based on spending. —Delta Air Lines, which shifted its SkyMiles program to a spending-based system in January, took away the charts showing the minimum number of points needed for various trips. —Southwest Airlines, which went to a spending-based program in 2011, will change the...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 41 or. 9 percent, to $45.37. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $17.87. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $44.02.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 96 or 1.6 percent, to $57.44. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $28.57.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 78 or 1.3 percent, to $57.62. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 20 or. 7 percent, to $28.50.

  • HELSINKI— Thousands of passengers have been stranded across Scandinavia as a strike by pilots of Norwegian Air Shuttle continued for a fifth day. Some 70 pilots walked out Saturday to protest a collective agreement and work conditions at Norwegian Air Norway, a subsidiary of budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle. The cancelations were limited to regional...

  • BERLIN, March 4- Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Qatar Airways bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group in January, aiming to forge closer ties to a company with two major European...

  • Ailing Malaysia Airlines readies for drastic overhaul Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:49 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— After a year of calamity, Malaysia Airlines is shrinking to survive. His new bosses hope he'll be able to pull off a similar feat at Malaysia Airlines though analysts say success is far from guaranteed because of the political baggage of being a state-owned company. At least four other major restructurings of Malaysia Airlines since 2001...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— While 72 passengers have settled their personal-injury claims stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago, other people are continuing their legal fight with the airliner and others involved in the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people. Arthur Wolk, a lawyer...

  • New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:48 AM ET

    HONG KONG— When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation. Christoph Mueller, 52, comes to the post fresh from a stint reviving Ireland's Aer Lingus. "The first year of a restructuring is...

  • SEOUL/ LOS ANGELES, March 4- Asiana Airlines Inc settled with 72 passengers of its flight that crashed at the San Francisco airport in 2013, a spokesman of the South Korean carrier said on Wednesday. Frank Pitre, a lawyer for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, told the Associated Press this was the first settlement in connection with the crash, the Associated Press...

  • March 3- About 70 passengers of an Asiana Airlines Inc flight that crashed at the San Francisco airport in 2013 have reached a settlement with the airline, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Frank Pitre, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told the Associated Press this was the first settlement in connection with the crash. Pitre could not immediately be reached...

  • SOME PASSENGERS OF ASIANA AIRLINES FLIGHT THAT CRASHED IN CALIFORNIA REACH SETTLEMENT WITH AIRLINE, ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday. The settlement with 72 passengers who filed personal injury claims also includes Boeing Co., which made the...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- United Airlines expects to dip into its cash pile to help fund the purchase of new aircraft this year and rely less on debt financing, reflecting the U.S. airline industry's dramatic financial turnaround, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer John Rainey said in an interview. United, which had about $4.4 billion cash on hand at the end of last year,...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 39 or. 9 percent, to $45.78. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 31 or 1.8 percent, to $17.88. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $43.96.