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  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta has returned to Buffalo, New York, after the crew received an indication of a possible issue with one of its two engines. The airline says Flight 1672 landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Thursday morning and maintenance technicians are evaluating the aircraft.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 02 or percent, to $46.51. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $19.73. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 62 or 1.4 percent, to $43.47.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 42 or. 7 percent, to $60.60. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $29.18.

  • April 23- United Continental Holdings Inc on Thursday reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts' expectations and cut its capacity forecast for 2015, noting the strong U.S. dollar has weakened demand abroad. The Chicago- based airline earned $508 million last quarter. Excluding special items, it earned $582 million, or $1.52 per diluted share,...

  • Southwest tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest is spending about a buck less on every gallon of fuel, and that's helping the airline post record profits quarter after quarter. Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday that first-quarter net income tripled from a year ago, to a record $453 million. Southwest's fuel bill dropped 33 percent, thanks to the sharp slide in oil prices since last summer.

  • April 23- Southwest Airlines Co on Thursday said its first-quarter profit nearly tripled but forecast a decline in unit revenue for April. Demand was strong, Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said in a news release, adding that traffic from Southwest's new Dallas routes increased 145.5 percent from a year ago. Southwest said it expected to pay $2.00 per gallon...

  • M/I Homes posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ M/I Homes Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $9.6 million. M/I Homes shares have climbed slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: M/I Homes, Earnings Report.

  • DALLAS— Lower fuel prices helped United Airlines earn a record first-quarter profit despite a dip in revenue. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that first-quarter net income was a record $508 million, compared with a year-ago loss of $609 million. Revenue fell 1 percent to $8.61 billion, close to analysts' forecast of $8.60 billion.

  • April 23- United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300 ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago- based United Continental Holdings Inc would make the swap, which...

  • April 23- United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300 ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago- based United Continental Holdings Inc would make the swap, which...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on March sales of new homes Thursday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Building permits for homes fell 5.7 percent in March from February to an annual rate of 1.04 million, the Commerce Department reported last week. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index increased four points to 56 in April.

  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery' Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— A passenger on the SkyWest flight to Connecticut that made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday described a lack of air in the cabin and shortness of breath as three others on board lost consciousness, but the airline said an inspection on the ground found no mechanical faults. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare...

  • UPDATE 1-American Airlines CEO opts for shares, no salary Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    April 22- The chief of American Airlines Group Inc has opted to receive his primary pay in stock starting on Wednesday, drawing union criticism because he has opposed linking the pay of pilots to the company's performance. Parker was paid about $12.3 million in 2014, including a $7 million stock grant. Allied Pilots Association spokesman Gregg Overman said...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 43 or. 7 percent, to $60.18. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $29.01.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 30 or. 6 percent, to $46.53. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 16 or. 8 percent, to $19.67. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $42.85.

  • DALLAS— The CEO of American Airlines received compensation valued at $12.3 million last year and will stop drawing a salary and instead be paid entirely in company stock. American Airlines Group Inc. disclosed his compensation and the other changes in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He drew a $687,884 salary, got maximum incentive...

  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, operating as United Express, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution."

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $46.31. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or. 9 percent, to $19.65. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $42.87.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 25 or. 4 percent, to $60.00. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $28.98.

  • April 22- D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported its slowest growth in average selling prices in over three years and the company forecast a drop in gross margins for the current quarter as it sells more lower-priced homes. D.R. Horton said sales in its lower-margin' Express' homes business, which caters mainly to first-time home buyers, are expected...