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  • West Coast dock talks teeter, scaring businesses Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    A spotter lines up a truck before a container is loaded a ship in the Seagirt Marine Terminal at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Contract talks between ship lines and dockworkers are showing signs of breaking down and it has businesses that move through those ports worried.

  • No way to run a railroad! Amtrak's woes deepen Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Amtrak train pulls into the train station at Emeryville, California.

    As more goods travel by rail, Amtrak and other railway systems are seeing mounting collateral damage: gridlock.

  • Nov 4- The U.S. government is suing Southwest Airlines Co to recover a fine levied on the carrier following an earlier investigation that showed the company did not comply with regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The FAA investigated 44 Southwest- operated Boeing 737 aircraft serviced by Aviation Technical Services Inc, an aircraft repair...

  • Nov 4- The U.S. government is suing Southwest Airlines Co to recover a fine levied on the carrier following an earlier investigation that showed the company did not comply with regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The FAA investigated 44 Southwest- operated Boeing 737 aircraft serviced by Aviation Technical Services Inc, an aircraft repair...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Nov 3- Carnival Corp said on Monday it is outfitting its cruise ships with a hybrid wireless network that will provide guests more reliable and faster connectivity at sea, one of the trickiest places on earth to obtain Internet access. "What we have developed more than the antennas and the satellites is the capability to be able to switch from one...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 3- A team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship found that its rotating tail, designed to ease reentry into the atmosphere, was activated prematurely, and said pilot error could not be ruled out. SpaceShipTwo, developed by the fledgling space tourism company of billionaire entrepreneur Richard...

  • LONDON, Nov 3- Icelandic low-cost airline Wow Air is looking to fly daily from Europe to the United States, after cut price tickets were snapped up for the five times a week flights it will start from next year. The airline offered tickets at 99 pounds one way from London to Boston via Iceland starting from March. London to Boston flights on the Wow Air website...

  • Nov 3- Virgin America Inc, a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, said its initial public offering is expected to be priced at $21- $24 per share, valuing the company at about $1.04 billion at the top end of the range. Virgin America, known for mood lighting and wi-fi and comfortable leather seats even in economy class, offers flights to 22 cities in the...

  • *Ryanair increases year profit forecast to 770 mln euros. DUBLIN, Nov 3- Ryanair raised its annual profit forecast almost 20 percent on Monday thanks to a surge in winter bookings as the budget airline pioneer said improvements to its much criticised customer service were paying off. Since a pledge last year by outspoken Chief Executive Michael O'Leary to stop "...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson, traveled to Mojave on Saturday to...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson, traveled to Mojave on Saturday to...

  • Wanted: 500,000 pilots for China aviation gold rush Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, Nov 3- China's national civil aviation authority says the country will need to train about half a million civilian pilots by 2035, up from just a few thousand now, as wannabe flyers chase dreams of landing lucrative jobs at new air service operators. Commercial airlines aren't affected, but more than 200 new firms have applied for general aviation...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1- Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March. The two Malaysian boys, aged 13 and 14, filed the suit at the High Court registry, also naming the heads of the Department of Civil Aviation, the...

  • Russia charges man who caused Total CEO death Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:07 PM ET
    Vladimir Martynenko, the driver of a snow plough involved in the crash that killed the head of French oil giant Total, sits inside the defendant's cage during his hearing in district court in Moscow, Oct. 23, 2014.

    The snowplow driver that caused the crash that killed the Total oil boss has been charged, the Daily Mail reports.

  • Virgin Galactic partner suffers loss of vehicle Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    Richard Branson

    Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday, NBC News reports.

  • *Ups 2014 forecast to 550 mln- 600 mln euros above 2013. LONDON, Oct 31- The owner of British Airways and Iberia raised its forecast for profits this year and said it was on course for another rise in 2015 despite an increasingly competitive backdrop that has hit rival European airlines. International Airlines Group's performance contrasts with Air France-KLM...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- International Airlines Group reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit on Friday and raised its forecast for the year, in contrast to the British Airways- owner's strike-hit rivals. The company said it now expected to increase this year's operating profit by between 550 million euros and 600 million euros from the 770 million euros it...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- International Airlines Group reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit and upgraded its forecast for the year, reassuring investors after the British Airways- owner's strike-hit rivals cut their guidance. IAG's operating profit before exceptional items for the three months ended Sept. 30 came in at 900 million euros, compared to the...

  • SAN JUAN, Oct 30- Puerto Rico will begin overhauling its tax system and financially shoring up its highways and transportation authority in coming months, commonwealth officials said on Thursday, as the commonwealth fights to gain budget stability. Under the reforms, which were designed in consultation with KPMG at a cost of $4.7 million, Puerto Rico would...

  • MADRID, Oct 30- The Spanish government has decided to postpone its plans to privatise airport operator Aena with a $10 billion public share offer, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The sale of a 49 percent stake in the world's biggest airports operator had promised to be the largest initial public offering in Europe this year.

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