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  • US homebuilder sentiment rallies in November Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. homebuilders' confidence rebounded in November as both sales expectations and buyer traffic improved. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index rose to 58 this month, up from 54 in October. Purchases of new homes were nearly flat in September, the Commerce Department reported.

  • Grand Canyon offers incentive for quieter aircraft Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter. "They can kind of manage within their own fleet how they want to do it, but it would give companies credit for truly quieter technology," said Robin Martin, chief of planning and compliance...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 32 or. 7 percent, to $43.43. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.8 percent, to $12.38. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $39.07.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor fell $1.09 or 1.7 percent, to $63.61. Foster Wheeler fell$. 73 or 2.3 percent, to $30.87. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $33.17.

  • Nearly 18 months after the low-cost carrier, backed by Australia's Qantas Airways and Shanghai- based China Eastern Airlines, lodged an application for a licence, Hong Kong authorities are still weighing its approval. Budget airlines account for just 8 percent of the capacity out of Hong Kong, compared with 30 percent in Singapore and 50 percent in Kuala Lumpur...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $43.98. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 12 or 1.0 percent, to $12.48. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 50 or 1.3 percent, to $39.45.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 39 or 1.2 percent, to $31.21. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $33.11.

  • Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Planes are full. New planes are on order. In the 12 months ended in September, U.S. airlines saved $1.6 billion on jet fuel— their largest expense.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $43.99. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $12.70. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 44 or 1.1 percent, to $39.39.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 33 or 1.0 percent, to $31.27. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $33.05.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- Russian airlines are facing a drop in passenger numbers because of the Ukraine crisis, prompting some analysts to expect fleet reductions and possible state support next year to cope with deepening losses. The economy is teetering on the brink of recession, the rouble has shed almost 30 percent of its value this year and the cost of debt has risen...

  • Spirit Airlines seeks to add 10 stops from Houston Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Spirit Airlines Inc. said Friday it plans to add 10 new routes from Houston next year, which would nearly double its destinations from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Spirit is seeking foreign government approval to begin flights in May to Cancun, Los Cabos and Mexico City; Managua, Nicaragua; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and San Salvador,...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $43.75. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $12.60. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 51 or 1.3 percent, to $38.95.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $64.70. Foster Wheeler rose$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $31.60. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 49 or 1.5 percent, to $33.16.

  • About 2,500 United flight attendants to quit early Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    CHICAGO— United Airlines says 2,500 flight attendants have accepted payments of up to $100,000 to leave, about 400 more than expected. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Friday in a memo to employees that the departures will start Nov. 30, but the company was still reviewing its staffing needs through 2016.. Shares of United Continental fell 66 cents to close...

  • Asiana gets 45-day ban on SF flights over crash Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 2:25 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— South Korean officials said Friday they will ban Asiana Airlines from flying to San Francisco for 45 days as punishment for a deadly crash in July last year. An official from Asiana Airlines said the company will appeal the decision by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's disciplinary committee, and will consider legal...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 14- Etihad Airways secured European Union approval on Friday to acquire 49 percent of loss-making Italian airline Alitalia, the latest in a series of acquisitions made by the Abu Dhabi- based airline to expand its network around the world. For Etihad, which already has minority stakes in Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Virgin Australia, Air Serbia and...

  • US airline profits, stock prices have soared Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    The Arca index of airline stocks is up 111 percent since the start of 2013, and Virgin America's IPO jumped on Friday. —Southwest Airlines Co., stock up 285 percent. —Delta Air Lines Inc., stock up 271 percent.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 37 or. 8 percent, to $43.71. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $12.55. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 41 or 1.0 percent, to $39.05.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 41 or 1.3 percent, to $31.01. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 51 or 1.5 percent, to $33.14.