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  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.71 or 5.4 percent, to $33.62. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 49 or 5.9 percent, to $8.80. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 64 or 2.8 percent, to $23.54.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.48 or 2.0 percent, to $77.32. Foster Wheeler rose$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $33.50. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 51 or 1.4 percent, to $35.83.

  • CEO of regional carrier PSA Airlines to retire Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— PSA Airlines, which operates regional flights for US Airways, says that its CEO and president will retire and be replaced by the president of US Airways Express. The company said Wednesday that Keith Houk, 66, will retire on Aug. 31 after more than 25 years at PSA Airlines including nine as CEO.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.03 or 3.2 percent, to $32.95. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 32 or 3.9 percent, to $8.63. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 47 or 2.1 percent, to $23.37.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $33.42. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 62 or 1.8 percent, to $35.94.

  • SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the mission. The prime computer has been working fine, but NASA wants to get a new backup installed outside the station as soon as possible.

  • Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. "Traditionally, it was too easy to start an airline and too difficult to kill one off," says Jamie Baker, an airline analyst with JPMorgan Chase. Last year, they paid an average of $3.03 a gallon, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 62 or 1.9 percent, to $32.53. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 21 or 2.5 percent, to $8.52. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 16 or. 7 percent, to $23.06.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $33.43. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 42 or 1.2 percent, to $35.74.

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON— US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home construction Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in March. BUILDER CONFIDENCE: On Tuesday, the National Association of Home Builders reported that builders' confidence rose slightly in April but remained at a low level.

  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States.

  • April 15- For business flyers like Adam Kubryk, who is on the road about 200 days a year, one of the perks of flying often and using the same airline regularly is getting upgraded from coach to business class when a seat is available. The issue: in March, the airline stopped offering upgrades for flights between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.

  • Scarce land could blunt recovery for U.S. homebuilders Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction index has regained much of the ground lost in the second half of 2013, when rising mortgage rates and wider economic uncertainty broke an 18- month winning streak for homebuilder stocks. The average forecast covers D.R. Horton Inc, PulteGroup Inc, Lennar Corp, KB Home and Toll Brothers Inc..

  • US stocks drift lower at midday; Homebuilders sink Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving lower in midday trading, giving up an early gain. Beazer Homes, Ryland Group and other homebuilder stocks fell after a survey showed that the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low. Johnson& Johnson rose 2 percent after reporting higher profits.

  • US homebuilder confidence edges up in April Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 79 or 2.4 percent, to $31.73. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 21 or 2.5 percent, to $8.22. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 24 or 1.1 percent, to $22.51.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $74.83. Foster Wheeler rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $33.20. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $35.15.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 14- Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies canceled its planned cargo run to the International Space Station on Monday after a helium leak was found in its rocket's first stage, NASA said. The next opportunity for the Falcon 9 to fly is 3:25 p.m. on Friday if the problem can be resolved, NASA said in a statement.

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