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  • LONDON, Aug 1- After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 38 or 1.0 percent, to $37.46. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 36 or 3.2 percent, to $10.72. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 56 or 1.9 percent, to $28.28.

  • Damaged Delaware bridge on I-495 partially reopens Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    DOVER, Del.— Delaware transportation officials on Thursday partially reopened a bridge on a key East Coast interstate that was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting. The southbound lanes of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River were reopened shortly before 5 p.m., about a month earlier than expected.

  • Summer gas price hikes take a holiday Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    The average price of gas posted the largest July decline in six years, according to the latest survey by AAA. Here's why.

  • TAMPA, Fla., July 31- Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld said on Thursday they are ending a longtime marketing partnership, as the airline faces pressure from animal rights groups critical of the marine life conditions at its popular tourist attractions.

  • Water bikes could make a ripple in exercise tech Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET
    Judah Schiller floats on Schiller Sports’ X1 water bike.

    For Judah Schiller, CEO of a new water bicycle producer, biking can become more feasible on water than kayaking or boating.

  • SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25- year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship. As part of the partnership, three Southwest airplanes had various SeaWorld animals painted on their bodies.

  • US oil shipment navigates around decades-old ban Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    The Overseas Santorini tanker sails under the Harbor Bridge into the Port of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    U.S. oil production continues to boom, and a loophole in a law has allowed the first export of unrefined American oil in decades.

  • July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc plans to cut more jobs and halt new hiring to help save costs, it said on Thursday, and added that commercial talks for a Russian assembly plant are ongoing despite sanctions. The European Union, U.S. and Canada have ratchet up sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Czech Republic, Austria oppose German car toll Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    PRAGUE— The Czech and Austrian leaders say they oppose a plan by Germany to introduce a car toll targeting foreign drivers. Unlike many European countries, Germany has no car toll. Germany has announced plans to introduce toll stickers in 2016 for all cars using German roads, not just highways.

  • July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc reported a slightly higher-than-expected second-quarter profit, boosted by higher sales of planes and trains. Aerospace revenue rose 11.4 percent to $2.51 billion in the quarter, while revenue at its transportation business climbed 9.4 percent to $2.36 billion.

  • SINGAPORE, July 31- Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. Iraqi Kurdistan is locked in a bitter legal and diplomatic struggle with Baghdad over international oil sales.

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

  • July 30- Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting carriers.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $37.84. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $11.08. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $28.84.

  • Report: Jet hit unlisted pole in fatal Ga. crash Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the plane with Vein Guys medical practice employees aboard hit the unlighted pole at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport near Augusta the night of Feb. 20, 2013.

  • Judge tosses lawsuit by NY ports' largest operator Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    The ruling rejected claims made in 2012 by Maher Terminals that the Port Authority charged excessive and discriminatory fees. Maher Terminals has operated at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal for more than 60 years and leases a 445- acre terminal from the Port Authority that it uses to load and unload cargo containers.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $37.76. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $11.02. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $28.81.

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered The man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround An early rally fades on the US stock market Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers Small cars fare poorly in crash tests Toyota remains at top in sales after first half Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in second quarter after sharp contraction in winter Fed widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases at this week's meeting Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta talks about the future of room service, Wi-Fi and younger travelers US stocks turn lower, erasing an early gain; Genworth Financial, Goodyear Tire& Rubber sink Small businesses step up hiring pace as healthier economy boosts revenue Small cars fare poorly in new frontal crash tests, Mini Cooper Countryman gets top rating Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM Texas lawyer sues GM over ignition switch defects on behalf of 658 plaintiffs Republicans block Senate bill that would curb tax breaks for firms moving operations overseas Dubai, European airlines diverting flights that once flew over Iraq out of security fears

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