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  • CAIRO, Oct 20- SODIC, one of Egypt's largest listed real estate developers, plans to invest 2.4 billion Egyptian pounds in 2015 and is hunting for new projects as the sector recovers from three years of turmoil, its managing director said. Egypt's once-booming construction sector was hit hard by the 2011 revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30- year rule but ushered...

  • Pilots at Lufthansa long-haul fleet to strike Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    BERLIN— A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet. It expanded that to target long-haul services from 6 a.m. to midnight Tuesday. The Lufthansa walkout starts hours after train drivers at Germany's national railway ended a two-day walkout in an unrelated pay dispute.

  • Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    PARIS— Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Four flights a week from the area concerned arrive weekly at Brussels Airport. Similar measures were begun Saturday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, where one daily flight arrives from Conakry, Guinea.

  • Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    Greg Menzies said a tow line from the Coast Guard ship Gordon Reid got detached, but he noted that the Russian vessel is now 24 nautical miles away from shore. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spar were also on hand to assist if needed, while an ocean-going tugboat was expected to arrive in the area late Saturday or...

  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    DENVER— The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought. Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biffle says passengers on...

  • Ebola causing some people to change travel plans Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only three cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., all in Dallas. Still, Ebola fear increased when officials disclosed that a nurse tested positive for the virus just over...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.15 or 1.9 percent, to $62.25. Foster Wheeler rose$. 15 or. 5 percent, to $30.32. Quanta Services Inc. rose $1.11 or 3.7 percent, to $31.48.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.07 or 3.2 percent, to $34.39. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 36 or 3.2 percent, to $10.86. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $31.05.

  • Rules vary about travel to countries hit by Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective. There are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone to the U.S. No direct flights from the three affected countries to London's...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.42 or 4.3 percent, to $34.74. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 25 or 2.2 percent, to $10.97. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $31.26.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 24 or. 8 percent, to $30.41. Quanta Services Inc. rose $1.10 or 3.6 percent, to $31.47.

  • Oct 17- Honeywell International Inc, a diversified manufacturer of aircraft parts and electronic equipment, posted a better-than-expected third-quarter profit, helped partly by higher margins in its key aerospace business. It's just a matter of time and the stars lining up, " Tom Szlosek, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Honeywell, said in...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.59 or 4.8 percent, to $34.91. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $11.24. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 48 or 1.6 percent, to $31.42.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $30.34. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 77 or 2.5 percent, to $31.14.

  • Apartments pushed up US homebuilding in September Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding. Housing starts rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million homes, the Commerce Department said Friday. Almost all of the gains came from apartment construction— a volatile category— which increased 18.5...

  • WASHINGTON— US home construction rose 6.3 percent in September, fueled by building more apartments.

  • Oct 17- Honeywell International Inc, a maker of aircraft cockpit parts and other electronic equipment, reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit, helped partly by higher margins in its aerospace business. Honeywell has been able to perform well this year despite a sluggish global economy, mainly due to its focus on controlling costs.

  • Ahead of the bell: US home construction Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. The report will be released Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Prices rose 6.4 percent in August compared with a year ago, according to real estate data provider CoreLogic.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 55 or. 9 percent, to $61.10. Foster Wheeler rose$. 29 or 1.0 percent, to $30.17. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 31 or 1.0 percent, to $30.37.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 94 or 2.9 percent, to $33.32. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 93 or 9.0 percent, to $11.22. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 92 or 3.1 percent, to $30.94.