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  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA's Space Launch System is at "high risk of missing" its planned December 2017 initial test flight.

  • *Israel rejects comparisons with Ukrainian disaster. *Israel offers desert airport as alternative. JERUSALEM, July 23- Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets.

  • Israel scrambles to restore foreign flights to Tel Aviv Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    *Israel rejects comparisons with Ukrainian disaster. *Israel offers desert airport as alternative. JERUSALEM, July 23- Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets.

  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    BERLIN— Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.

  • *Chinese firm said to now have enough cash to pay off $64.5 mln bond. SHANGHAI, July 23- A troubled Chinese construction company avoided a landmark bond default at the last minute on Wednesday, raising enough funds to pay off both principal and interest on a 400 million yuan bond, people directly involved in the matter told Reuters.

  • SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 23- Singapore's civil aviation authority has asked airlines based in the city-state to review their risk assessment of conflict zones following the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine last week.

  • SHANGHAI, July 23- China's Huatong Road& Bridge Group Co Ltd managed to avoid a landmark bond default at the last minute on Wednesday, raising enough funds to pay off both principal and interest on a 400 million yuan bond due by the end of the day, sources directly involved in the issue told Reuters.

  • Malaysia Airlines retires MH17 flight number Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airline says it is retiring the flight number of the plane that was shot down over Ukraine. The carrier said in a statement Sunday that beginning Friday, it will no longer use MH17 to identify any of its Amsterdam- Kuala Lumpur flights.

  • Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine. An even bigger question mark now hangs over the future of Malaysia Airlines, with its brand tied to two almost unfathomable tragedies.

  • Singapore Airlines apologizes over Ukraine remarks Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Singapore Airlines apologized Saturday over social media remarks it posted after the Malaysian jetliner was shot down that were taken by many as being insensitive.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday.

  • Boeing procurement officer pleads guilty to fraud Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.

  • Construction begins on new Salt Lake City airport Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Salt Lake City travelers in the next decade will catch expansive views of the Wasatch range, move faster through security and have more shops to choose from once crews finish work on a $1.8 billion airport, officials said Friday.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 58 or. 8 percent, to $77.40. Foster Wheeler rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $34.15. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 36 or 1.0 percent, to $35.54.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 53 or 1.4 percent, to $37.68. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $10.78. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 39 or 1.4 percent, to $28.05.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Microsoft 4th- quarter earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition Apple's fiscal 3rd- quarter report illuminates iPhone maker's brightening outlook Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport US stocks climb in afternoon trading as earnings reports roll in; Chipotle jumps 12 percent If other countries sneeze, will US catch a cold?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport If other countries sneeze, will US catch a cold?

  • ISTANBUL, July 22- A Turkish Airlines plane flying from Istanbul to Tel Aviv turned back on Tuesday as the company halted flights there for 24 hours due to security reasons, company spokesman Ali Genc told Reuters.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:52 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport If other countries sneeze, will US catch a cold?

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.