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  • LONDON, Oct 31- International Airlines Group reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit and upgraded its forecast for the year, reassuring investors after the British Airways- owner's strike-hit rivals cut their guidance. IAG's operating profit before exceptional items for the three months ended Sept. 30 came in at 900 million euros, compared to the...

  • 2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, accused the civil aviation department of negligence...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Engine maker Pratt& Whitney on Thursday said it had won a contract to build an eighth batch of 48 engines for the F-35 fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin Corp, bringing the total value of the deal to $1.05 billion. Neither Pratt nor the Pentagon disclosed the specific cost of each engine under the new contract. Bogdan said the Pentagon planned to...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 89 or 1.4 percent, to $66.42. Foster Wheeler rose$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $30.70. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $33.14.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 39 or 1.0 percent, to $39.19. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $11.49. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $34.22.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 01 or percent, to $30.50. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $32.92.

  • Settlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— A settlement was announced Thursday in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a suburban Buffalo home that killed 50 people. The deal was announced in state Supreme Court after more than a month of testimony in the wrongful death case brought by the family of Douglas Wielinski against regional carrier Colgan Air, which...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 29 or. 7 percent, to $39.29. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $11.52. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.14.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $30.42. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $32.56.

  • Bird strike forces flight to return to Los Angeles Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A Spirit Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport is back on its way to Florida after a bird strike initially forced it to return to LAX following an extended holding pattern. It's due at Fort Lauderdale at 9:36 a.m. local time. Spirit spokesman Paul Berry tells City News Service that the flight may not have been able to immediately...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $39.58. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 16 or 1.4 percent, to $11.54. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 40 or 1.2 percent, to $34.13.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor fell $1.08 or 1.6 percent, to $65.53. Foster Wheeler fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $30.51. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $32.82.

  • What is Orbital Sciences? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NASA pays it billions. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well— until this week. Aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp. suffered a big failure late Tuesday when one of its unmanned rockets bound for the station exploded moments after liftoff.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 55 or 1.4 percent, to $39.29. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.37. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 54 or 1.6 percent, to $33.99.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $30.63. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $32.85.

  • UPS predicts 11 percent hike in December packages Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it will handle 585 million packages worldwide in December, which would equal the 11 percent increase that the company predicted last week. Rival FedEx Corp. expects a busy holiday season too, with December shipments up 8.8 percent from the same month last year. Shares of Atlanta- based UPS fell 40 cents to $102.50 in...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 74 or 1.9 percent, to $39.10. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.2 percent, to $11.24. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 70 or 2.0 percent, to $33.83.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $30.63. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $32.95.

  • Waste Management beats 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Waste Management Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $270 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Analysts expected $3.66 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...