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  • United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The move comes as American Airlines goes the other way, eliminating hot meals on most flights less than 1,000 miles starting Sept. 1.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 21- For German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen its attempt to buy U.S. rival TRW will take the company to the front of the grid as the race to make cars ever more intelligent and connected splits the industry into those making commoditised components and system providers which put the driver in the back seat.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 98 or 2.5 percent, to $40.52. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 40 or 3.2 percent, to $12.73. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 82 or 2.7 percent, to $31.57.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 62 or. 8 percent, to $74.29. Foster Wheeler fell$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $32.11. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $35.17.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $32.22. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $35.18.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 86 or 2.2 percent, to $40.40. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 40 or 3.2 percent, to $12.73. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 57 or 1.9 percent, to $31.32.

  • US warns travelers of canceled Venezuela flights Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to be careful when traveling to Venezuela because of the steep drop in airline service to the South American country.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 35 or. 9 percent, to $39.89. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 27 or 2.2 percent, to $12.60. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 57 or 1.9 percent, to $31.32.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $32.21. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $35.46.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20- Malaysia is considering tapping one of its top economic policymakers to lead an overhaul of Malaysia Airlines that aims to transform the troubled carrier into a "premium airline", a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $39.54. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $12.33. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $30.75.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $73.67. Foster Wheeler fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.39. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $35.32.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $39.63. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $12.36. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $30.73.

  • WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    BERLIN— A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations. A stretch of the A3 highway near Offenbach, outside Frankfurt, was closed Tuesday after the 500- kilogram British bomb was found.

  • BERLIN, Aug 19- Deutsche Bahn is suing airlines in the United States for operating a price-fixing cartel affecting its freight business between 1999-2006, the German transport company told Reuters.

  • US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

  • Ahead of the bell: US home construction Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in July. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index rose in August to 55, up two points from a revised 53 for July.

  • Container shipping rise bodes well for world trade Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 AM ET

    A.P. Moller-Maersk, which investors monitor as a bellwether for world trade, lifted Tuesday its earnings outlook on the back of an increase in freight volumes, a promising development at a time when a major economy like China is slowing and much of Europe remains stagnant.

  • FAA blocks US planes from flying over Syria Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice barring flights of U.S. planes over Syria, citing extremist groups equipped with anti-aircraft weapons that could pose a serious threat. The FAA said opposition groups in Syria have successfully shot down Syrian military aircraft.

  • The FAA had previously warned American carriers to avoid flying over Syria. "The ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment in Syria poses a serious potential threat to civil aviation," the FAA said in a statement. The FAA also said "opposition elements" had warned civilian airlines not to provide service to Syria.