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  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 1:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. It's the 33rd time in more than six years that Congress has resorted to a temporary patch to keep transportation programs going, 12 bills specific to highway and transit...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season. The White House said Obama would sign the short-term fix if work continues towards a...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 22- Union dockworkers at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a contract agreement reached in February with shipping companies and terminal operators to end months of labor strife that snarled trans-Pacific trade. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union voted 82 percent in favor of the new...

  • BERLIN— The chief executive of German airline Lufthansa says unannounced tests to check pilots for prescription drugs might help improve air safety. Carsten Spohr made the comments in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Friday— almost two months after a plane belonging to Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings crashed in the French...


  • How IBM's big data traffic cop can reduce gridlock Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    Traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike

    Harnessing the so-called Internet of Things might help drivers get to their Memorial Day weekend destinations more quickly and safely.

  • Ouch! French high court deals blow to Uber Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    An Uber app on a mobile phone in Washington, D.C.

    France's highest court on Friday backed restrictions on unlicensed taxi services in a decision adding to U.S. start-up Uber's legal troubles.

  • BOSTON— Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday. "It was really nothing... and we got another day in Bermuda. Fran Kinsall, of New London, Connecticut, was calmed by her husband's Navy experience.

  • *Unipec's oil stored on huge tanker close to Singapore. NEW DELHI/ SINGAPORE, May 22- Chinese trader Unipec has sold 2 million barrels of crude held for months on one of the world's largest tankers, industry sources said, as rising oil prices prompt commodity firms to offload cargoes from floating storage. The crude will be delivered from the TI Europe, an Ultra Large...

  • The Federal Aviation Administration demonstrated the Data Communications system, called Data Comm, at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The system has been used on a trial basis since 2013 at the Newark and Memphis, Tennessee, airports. "With Data Communications, you don't have to call a friend for directions," he said.

  • Airline woes shouldn't trouble the market Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A United Airlines plane at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    The transports may not be telling a tale of doom, and the reason for the selloff in the airlines Wednesday may help to explain that.

  • Man strips naked in reaction to overbooked flight Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    U.S. Airways planes on the tarmac at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport

    An airline passenger stripped down to the buff after apparently becoming upset that his US Airways flight was overbooked, USAT reports.


  • Latin American bidders vie for Portuguese flag carrier Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— The Portuguese government says it will hold talks with two Latin American airline operators to decide which of the two will be sold a 61 percent stake in state-owned flag carrier TAP Air Portugal. The government said in a statement Thursday that bids from David Neeleman, who founded Brazil's third-largest airline Azul, and from German...

  • STOCKHOLM/ OSLO, May 21- Scandinavian airline SAS struck a deal with its Swedish pilots' union on Thursday over staffing but failed to reach an accord with around 300 pilots in Norway, raising the risk of major conflict at the top Nordic carrier. SAS cancelled 110 flights on Wednesday as a precaution ahead of a potential strike in Sweden but said services should be...

  • TOKYO— Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia in the next five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. "Asia has a voracious infrastructure demand, reaching as much as 100 trillion yen annually," Abe said, adding that "we should seek'...

  • U.S. airlines ramp up competition, capacity in Dallas Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    May 20- The shares of U.S. airlines plunged on Wednesday on concerns that several big carriers are gearing up for a fare war, with Dallas as ground zero. Southwest said the acquisition of two airport gates at its Dallas Love Field hub will contribute to the increase. American Airlines Group Inc President Scott Kirby said during a transportation conference on...

  • NEW YORK, May 20- JetBlue Airways Corp believes it had no way to know it should have grounded a former pilot before his midair meltdown forced an emergency landing, and that his $14.9 million damages lawsuit should be dismissed. "There is absolutely nothing JetBlue could have done to prevent the unforeseeable and scary events" caused by Clayton Osbon's erratic...

  • Airline stocks tumbling for second straight day Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET

    Doug Parker, the CEO of American Airlines Group Inc., told CNBC that some airlines were growing too fast, expanding their passenger-carrying capacity by 8 percent or more. Some airlines including Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit have been growing rapidly. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $3.72, or 9.1 percent, to $37.19; while Delta Air Lines Inc. lost $2.59, or 5.6...

  • Millions of German commuters hit by rail strike Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— Some six million Germans are facing difficult commutes after a small train drivers' union began an indefinite strike, paralyzing the country's rail network. The GDL union gave no indication of how long the walkout, which started Wednesday, would last. Germany's chamber of commerce says the nine strikes together could cost the country's economy 1...

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