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  • Airline notifying more passengers of Ebola Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DALLAS— Frontier Airlines is expanding the circle of passengers being notified that they flew with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola, or flew on a later flight using the same plane. The executive, Barry Biffle, declined to give figures but told The Associated Press that ticket sales were "not outside the bounds of normal booking ranges" for a midweek day.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.08 or 3.3 percent, to $33.46. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 35 or 3.4 percent, to $10.64. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 77 or 2.6 percent, to $30.79.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 29 or 1.0 percent, to $30.17. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 27 or. 9 percent, to $30.41.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 78 or 2.4 percent, to $33.16. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $10.24. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 25 or. 8 percent, to $29.77.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $29.85. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $30.51.

  • Delta's 3Q profit falls on one-time items Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. Two people who flew on domestic flights in the past month have tested positive for the virus— a man from Liberia died, one of his nurses is hospitalized in Atlanta. "I think what is worth noting is you really can't catch Ebola on an...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Frontier Airlines said six crew members were placed on paid leave for 21 days "out of an abundance of caution," after learning that a nurse who had treated an Ebola victim may have been symptomatic when she flew on the airline earlier this week. The leave affects two pilots and four flight attendants aboard flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines Inc's quarterly profit slumped 74 percent as higher operating expenses did not allow the U.S. airline to take advantage of strong business and leisure travel. The Atlanta- based airline also booked a $134 million loss on extinguishment of debt and set aside $222 million as income tax provision. Net income dropped to $357 million, or 42 cents...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 41 or 1.3 percent, to $32.38. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $10.30. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $30.02.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $61.65. Foster Wheeler fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $29.88. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $30.68.

  • Shares of Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines have dropped more than 18 percent on average in the last month on fears that people will cut travel to reduce the chance of catching Ebola. Buying American Airlines shares now almost guarantees gains, according to a JPMorgan report by analyst Jamie Baker published Tuesday. When shares of Continental...

  • Airbus receives biggest ever aircraft order Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    PARIS— Indian budget airline IndiGo has signed a preliminary order with Airbus for 250 A320neo Family aircraft. Airbus said on Wednesday that the memorandum of understanding with IndiGo, India's largest domestic airline, will become Airbus' single largest order- ever- by number of aircraft. Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier said it builds on "the...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.47 or 4.5 percent, to $31.33. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 30 or 2.9 percent, to $9.93. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 75 or 2.5 percent, to $29.25.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 67 or 2.2 percent, to $29.37. Quanta Services Inc. fell $1.03 or 3.4 percent, to $29.60.

  • Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    Health officials downplayed the possibility that any of the 132 passengers on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth could have gotten infected. Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association trade group, said Ebola was unlikely to reduce travel. "You can't rule out that worry about this disease could cause a drop in...

  • PARIS/ NEW YORK, Oct 15- Airbus has won permission for its twin-engined A350 to fly more than six hours on one engine in the event of a breakdown, a key approval that allows its new long-haul jet to fly almost any passenger route. The European Aviation Safety Agency granted the Airbus jet Extended Operations, known as ETOPS, of "beyond 180 minutes," but will allow pilots...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $32.99. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 09 or. 8 percent, to $10.32. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $30.12.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $30.07. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 15 or. 5 percent, to $30.48.

  • Floating storage at sea stalls despite falling oil prices Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    *Falling oil prices still to attract large scale storage at sea. *Oil tanker rates gaining ground after years in doldrums. LONDON, Oct 15- Despite falling oil prices, traders in recent weeks have booked just a few tankers to store cargoes at sea as higher freight costs outweigh any profit play for now.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15- Malaysian Airline System Bhd, the loss-making airline hit by two separate jet disasters this year, said on Wednesday the buyout offer from its major shareholder is fair and minority shareholders should accept the offer. MAS's directors recommended the move after its audit committee, under the advice of independent adviser AmInvestment...