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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. All other swap trades except Southwest's must be reported "as soon as technologically practicable."

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 61 or 1.3 percent, to $47.38. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 36 or. 9 percent, to $40.26. United Continental Holdings Inc. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $64.14.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $59.90. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 48 or 1.8 percent, to $27.61.

  • Lockheed Martin pays $27.5M in billing allegation Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A subsidiary of defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled the government, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A message seeking comment left with Lockheed Martin wasn't immediately returned. The work was done at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, and the Aberdeen Proving Ground in...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $47.10. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $15.29. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $40.28.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 02 or percent, to $59.60. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $27.27.

  • Air France-KLM stock drops on profit warning Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    PARIS— Air France-KLM shares have plunged more than 8 percent in the wake of the airline's warning that weak demand on several long-haul routes and other factors would wipe hundreds of millions off profits this year. In a statement late Thursday, Air France-KLM said a combination of factors, including weak demand, higher costs from a crippling pilots' strike, and...

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $59.87. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 32 or 1.2 percent, to $27.45.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $46.69. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 11 or. 7 percent, to $15.26. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 51 or 1.3 percent, to $40.11.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 60 or 1.3 percent, to $46.77. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.6 percent, to $15.37. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 50 or 1.2 percent, to $40.62.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose $1.63 or 2.8 percent, to $59.58. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 50 or 1.9 percent, to $27.13.

  • Officials from the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union resumed negotiations on Thursday morning at the San Francisco headquarters of the association, said Craig Merrilees, a spokesman for the union. The waterfront cargo slowdowns have coincided with prolonged labor talks between 20,000 dockworkers and the...

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose $1.17 or 2.0 percent, to $59.12. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 66 or 2.5 percent, to $27.29.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 37 or. 8 percent, to $46.54. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.2 percent, to $15.31. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 30 or. 7 percent, to $40.42.

  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad gets A380, complete with suite Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky." The A380 is the first of a fleet of 10 on order from Etihad Airways, which is to take delivery of four more of the double-decker jets next year. The airline also showcased Thursday its...

  • Aer Lingus rejects bid by British Airways parent Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Irish airline Aer Lingus has rejected a takeover bid by the International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia. Those gains were sharply pared after IAG issued a statement confirming its proposal had been rejected by the Aer Lingus board, but the stock still finished Dublin trading up 9 percent at a...

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose $1.49 or 2.6 percent, to $59.44. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 92 or 3.5 percent, to $27.55.

  • LONDON, Dec 18- Shares in Irish airline Aer Lingus surged higher on Thursday, as the Financial Times reported that British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines Group was considering a takeover bid. Buying Aer Lingus would give IAG additional slots at Heathrow Airport, the main British Airways hub in London which is operating close to its...

  • Portugal gov't issues order to stop airline strike Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— Portugal's government has issued an executive order to stop a planned four-day strike by national airline staff during the busy Christmas holiday season. Unions representing most of state-owned TAP Air Portugal's 7,500 or so employees, including pilots and cabin crew, intended to walk off the job Dec. 27-30. It said the walkout would...

  • UK air service to compensate airlines for glitch Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's air traffic service says it will compensate airlines for last week's computer glitch that briefly shut down London's busy airspace. NATS says an unprecedented computer systems failure Dec. 12 touched off mayhem that caused delays and canceled flights for thousands of passengers. Chief executive Richard Deakin told British lawmakers...