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  • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    Two American health workers are currently hospitalized with Ebola in neighboring Liberia. The Ebola outbreak is the largest in history with deaths blamed on the disease not only in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but also Guinea and Nigeria.

  • July 29- Waste Management Inc said it would sell its waste-to-energy unit to private equity firm Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion in cash, to focus on its larger solid waste business.

  • Waste Management 2Q results mixed Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Waste Management Inc. on Tuesday reported that its second-quarter profit fell 14 percent. The Houston- based garbage and recycling hauler also announced that it is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion.

  • July 29- WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada's No. 2 carrier, posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit as higher ticket prices and fees helped it offset steeper fuel costs and a weaker Canadian dollar. The airline also agreed to buy five Bombardier Inc Q400 NextGen turboprop planes for its Encore regional carrier, Bombardier said in a separate statement.

  • Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business. It is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which owns or runs 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power-producing plants in the U.S.

  • July 29- Waste Management Inc said it would sell its waste-to-energy unit to private equity firm Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion in cash.

  • July 29- Spirit Airlines Inc, a low-cost U.S. carrier, on Tuesday reported a higher-than-expected second-quarter profit as it added flights and raised fares. Net income rose 54 percent to $64.8 million, or 88 cents a share, from $42.1 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • July 29- WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada's No. 2 carrier, posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit as higher ticket prices and fees helped it offset steeper fuel costs and a weaker Canadian dollar.

  • July 29- Eaton Corp, a maker of electrical and hydraulic systems, reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly sales and said it recorded strong bookings in its electrical and aerospace businesses.

  • Spirit Airlines posts higher second-quarter profit Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    July 29- Spirit Airlines Inc, a low-cost U.S. carrier, on Tuesday reported a 54 percent rise in second-quarter profit as it added flights and had higher average fares. Net income was $64.8 million, or 88 cents a share, compared with $42.1 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier. Quarterly revenue rose nearly 23 percent to $499.3 million.

  • EU clears state aid for ailing Polish carrier LOT Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust authority on Tuesday approved the Polish government's 200 million-euro bailout for its ailing national carrier, LOT airlines. Star Alliance member LOT has been in financial difficulty for several years.

  • BEIJING, July 29- Military drills have become a new headache for China Eastern Airlines Corp and other Chinese carriers, causing hundreds of flight delays and cancellations just as they are grappling with a sharp decline in earnings.

  • WestJet profit rises 16 pct Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    July 29- WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada's No. 2 carrier, reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly earnings, helped by a 5.5 percent rise in revenue passenger miles.

  • HOUSTON, July 29- Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. But Iraq's central government, in a court filing on Monday, laid claim to the cargo that it says was sold by the regional government of Kurdistan without permission from Baghdad, which has said such deals amount to smuggling.

  • HOUSTON, July 29- Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. To carry out the order from Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Marshals Service may need to rely on companies in the Galveston Bay area that provide crude offloading services.

  • UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:14 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets.

  • HOUSTON, July 28- Iraq filed suit on Monday in a Texas court to gain control of a cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan that Baghdad says was sold without its permission. Iraq, in its filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, asked for an order allowing the cargo to be seized by the U.S.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $38.19. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 24 or 2.1 percent, to $11.17. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $29.21.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $75.70. Foster Wheeler fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $33.36. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.95.

  • Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36- hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The FAA banned flights after a rocket landed about a mile from the Tel Aviv airport.