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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.
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.
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, U.S.
DALLAS— Customer-service agents at American Airlines voted overwhelmingly for union representation, reversing a narrow defeat for organized labor less than two years ago. The results affect about 14,000 employees of American and US Airways at airports and reservations centers plus home-based reservations agents.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $31.21. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $36.76.
Delta Air rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $39.24. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 10 or. 9 percent, to $11.36. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 48 or 1.4 percent, to $34.34.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida— NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.
Delta Air fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $38.94. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $11.19. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.01.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 23 or. 7 percent, to $31.18. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $36.60.
PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. Airbus is sticking to its target for a first flight in the third quarter, or by the end of September, the spokesman said.
PITTSBURGH— A Connecticut construction company should pay a western Pennsylvania woman $15.8 million for injuries she suffered in a work zone crash a day before her daughter's wedding five years ago, a western Pennsylvania jury ruled.
*Europe airlines squeezed by budget rivals, Gulf carriers. "We're continuing to negotiate, we have made proposals, we have heard the concerns of pilots who imagined that Transavia France could suddenly replace all of Air France across France," Air France Chief Executive Frederic Gagey told Europe 1 radio.
CARACAS, Sept 16- Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a' no-fly' zone.
Delta Air fell$. 49 or 1.2 percent, to $39.20. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 93 or 7.6 percent, to $11.26. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $33.86.
Fluor fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $69.75. Foster Wheeler fell$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $31.41. Quanta Services Inc. unchanged at $36.54.
DALLAS— United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants' union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continental Airlines, which hired 485 flight attendants last year.
Delta Air fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $39.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 80 or 6.5 percent, to $11.40. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $34.19.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 15 or. 5 percent, to $31.44. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $36.50.
MONTPELIER, Vt.— A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Monday he was disappointed the state didn't get a federal grant that would have helped complete an upgrade to the rail system between Rutland and Burlington, but officials remain committed to restoring passenger rail service to the route.
Air France-KLM, which is the national carrier for France and the Netherlands, said it can ensure just 48 percent of flights Monday, 40 percent on Tuesday and perhaps less later in the week as unions protest against its savings program. Like Lufthansa, Alitalia, SAS and other national airlines in Europe, Air France-KLM is focusing on cost cuts to remain competitive.