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  • Environmental cleanup OK'd for former RI shipyard Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Ahead of the bell: US home construction Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    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 port adds 2nd trans-Atlantic freighter Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    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.

  • EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    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.

  • Boeing's 'space taxi' includes seat for a tourist Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    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.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    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.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    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.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    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.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    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.

  • US homebuilder confidence soars in September Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday rose this month to 59, up four points from August.

  • Laments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strike Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France flight to the Dominican Republic had been cancelled.

  • Sept 17- Lennar Corp, the second largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices, and its shares rose about 6 percent in premarket trading.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 32 or. 8 percent, to $39.52. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 16 or 1.4 percent, to $11.42. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 67 or 2.0 percent, to $34.53.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $69.65. Foster Wheeler fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.29. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 25 or. 7 percent, to $36.79.

  • The vote affects about 14,500 agents who work at both American and US Airways.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL/ WASHINGTON, Sept 16- NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday.

  • FedEx units to raise shipping rates from January Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    Sept 16- FedEx Corp, the world's No.2 package delivery company, said it would increase shipping rates for its express, ground and freight services, effective Jan. 5, 2015. The rate change applies to FedEx freight shipments within the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as between the U.S. and Canada and between the U.S. and Mexico, FedEx said.