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  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year. The company's earnings report released Wednesday shows flydubai's profits were around 12 percent higher than in 2013. The fast-growing airliner added 23 new routes last...

  • Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries, also called lithium-ion batteries, which are used to power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. Delta Air Lines quietly stopped accepting bulk shipments of the rechargeable...

  • NEW YORK— At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200 ER is hard to miss. In an age when a missing iPhone or a FedEx package can be tracked, it's unfathomable that something the size of a Boeing 777 could never be found. "The public's perception of what's acceptable has changed radically," said Todd Curtis, a former Boeing safety...

  • SYDNEY— Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. The current phase of the search in the deep, dark and desolate waters of the Indian Ocean has failed to yield a single clue about the plane's fate. A: Crews have scoured more than 40...

  • WASHINGTON— Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. Delta Air Lines quiet stopped accepting bulk shipments of the rechargeable batteries, also called...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 87 or 2.0 percent, to $45.39. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 38 or 2.2 percent, to $17.57. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 98 or 2.3 percent, to $44.22.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $58.48. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $28.66.

  • Sikorsky said it was still working out details, but any deal with the Army would likely include more government-handed depot maintenance than the $2 billion deal that Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin Corp were awarded on Friday by the U.S. Navy for servicing its MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters. Mitchell said the talks with the Army were still in the early stages, but he...

  • Indiana contractors and business leaders gathered at the Statehouse to praise the economic impact made by union contractor companies and recognize the 10,000th graduate to get an Ivy Tech Associate's Degree in partnership with union construction apprenticeship programs. The event, hosted by the Indiana Building Contractors Alliance, fell on the first...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 70 or 1.6 percent, to $45.22. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 31 or 1.8 percent, to $17.50. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 70 or 1.6 percent, to $43.94.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $58.21. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $28.59.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 76 or 1.7 percent, to $45.28. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 47 or 2.7 percent, to $17.66. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 58 or 1.3 percent, to $43.82.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $57.70. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $28.59.

  • US construction spending down 1.1 percent in January Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity. Construction spending fell 1.1 percent in January following a revised 0.8 percent increase in December, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Spending on home construction rose 0.6...

  • U.S. construction spending falls in January Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 27- U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in January as both private and public outlays fell, a government report showed on Monday. Construction spending declined 1.1 percent to an annual rate of $971.4 billion, the Commerce Department. It was up 1.8 percent compared to January last year.

  • HELSINKI— Scandinavian Airlines canceled some 50 flights to and from Denmark on Monday after a four-day protest strike by 1,300 cabin crew members in Denmark, but most had returned to work by the evening, the airline said. Meanwhile in Norway, some flights by Norwegian Air Norway, a subsidiary of budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, were disrupted for a third day...

  • Scorpio Tankers misses Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:37 AM ET

    MONACO _ Scorpio Tankers Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $495,000. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Scorpio Tankers shares have fallen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US construction spending Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in January. The report will be issued Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. For all of 2014, total construction spending increased 5.6 percent to $961 billion.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. In a recent survey of more than 900 contractors by Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent said they were having trouble filling craft positions. Given the amount of building going on, "it's going to be interesting because we're going to...

  • SINGAPORE, March 2- Malaysia Airlines is re-negotiating contracts, reviewing its fleet and routes, and identifying almost a third of staff to lay off as part of a state-led restructuring programme, owner Khazanah Nasional Bhd said on Monday. The sovereign wealth fund's update on Malaysian Airline System Bhd is the first since it took the carrier private in...