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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 29- Brazilian miner Vale's mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm's head of investor relations said on Thursday, as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. In 2012, China's Ministry of Transport banned the ships from the country's ports, citing safety concerns. A month later, one of the ships docked at a port in...

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $52.31. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $26.39.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three decades as rates for all the four vessel types continued to flounder. "Dry bulk remains under pressure across all segments on the back of very thin spot demand," Omar Nokta of Clarkson...

  • US Airways flight returns to Austin, landing gear issue Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— A US Airways flight bound for North Carolina has safely returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with a possible landing gear issue. Spokesman Matt Miller says nobody was injured in Thursday's incident with Flight 5634, operated by Mesa Airlines. Miller says the CRJ-900 regional jet was heading for Charlotte, North Carolina, when a...

  • PARIS/ MUNICH, Jan 29- Airbus Group shook up the management and organisation of the A400M military transport programme on Thursday after the latest in a long series of delays and technical problems to beset Europe's largest defence project. Chief Executive Tom Enders acted two days after apologising in Britain over the problems and promising to draw internal "...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $48.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.56. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $45.81.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $52.24. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 26 or 1.0 percent, to $26.06.

  • PARIS/ MUNICH, Jan 29- Airbus Group shook up the management and the organisation of the A400M military transport programme on Thursday after the latest in a long series of delays and technical problems to beset Europe's largest defence project. Shares in Airbus Group fell 2.3 percent. The new man in charge of Military Aircraft, Alonso, 58, has been running Airbus...

  • Jan 29- JetBlue Airways Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefitted from lower fuel prices and flew more passengers. JetBlue, whose shares were up 4.6 percent in premarket trading, said average fuel cost per gallon fell to $2.70 in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $3.10 a year earlier. JetBlue's net profit increased to $88 million,...

  • JetBlue Airways profit rises 87 pct Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Jan 29- JetBlue Airways reported an 87 percent rise in quarterly profit as it flew more passengers and benefitted from lower fuel prices. Average fuel cost per gallon fell to $2.70 from $3.10 a year earlier. Net profit increased to $88 million, or 26 cents per share, from $47 million, or 14 cents per share.

  • Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines jet, which disappeared March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people, "remains a priority." The plane is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, off the coast of western Australia. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the...

  • Dozens of flights cancelled in German airport strikes Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    BERLIN— Dozens of flights are being canceled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages. Cologne-Bonn was canceling 40 of 190 flights and Duesseldorf 205 of 530 on Thursday due to the one-day warning strike, the dpa news agency reported. Employers so far have rejected the...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 72 or 1.5 percent, to $48.46. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 48 or 3.0 percent, to $15.77. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $45.80.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell $1.95 or 3.6 percent, to $52.21. Quanta Services Inc. fell $1.01 or 3.7 percent, to $26.32.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States. Boeing welcomed the Air Force's decision to skip a competition and opt for the 747-8, citing its 50- year history of building...

  • Branson AirExpress to fly from Cincinnati-area airport Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— Branson AirExpress is set this spring to start flights from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to destinations including New Orleans and cities in Missouri and Mexico. They say the airline operated by Orange Air will start flights to New Orleans and to Branson, Missouri, and Cancun, Mexico, on May 7. The airline says it will...

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 99 or 1.8 percent, to $53.17. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.8 percent, to $26.85.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $49.29. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.0 percent, to $16.10. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 97 or 2.1 percent, to $46.85.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's leading independent budget airline Skymark Airlines Inc filed for protection from creditors late on Wednesday, blaming a weak yen and a dispute with Airbus Group for its financial straits. "The company, believing the demands for breach-of-contract payments were unreasonable, attempted to negotiate a reduction in the payments with...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 54 or 1.1 percent, to $49.72. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $16.33. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 97 or 2.1 percent, to $46.85.