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CLEVELAND— The Port of Cleveland will soon have a second freighter traversing the Atlantic Ocean. Despite financial losses on its freighter to Europe, the Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Port Authority has reached an agreement with its Dutch partner to add a second ship to the trans-Atlantic service.
BRUSSELS— The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage. Luggage surcharges coming on top of cheap airfares are common with Europe's burgeoning budget airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.
ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering early-retirement incentives to pilots including those who fly the Boeing 747 as it prepares to ground four of the jumbo jets later this year. The Atlanta- based airline plans to retire four of its 16 Boeing 747 s when it replaces them with the Boeing 777 on its Atlanta- Tokyo route, a spokeswoman said.
Delta Air fell$. 58 or 1.5 percent, to $38.94. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.9 percent, to $11.20. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.43.
VANCOUVER, Sept 17- Workers at a FedEx Corp warehouse in western Canada have successfully unionized, the first employees besides pilots at the package delivery company to organize in North America, a local Teamsters union said on Wednesday.
Lyft, Uber's biggest competitor, plans to expand to 100 cities globally in 2015.
Delta Air fell$. 57 or 1.4 percent, to $38.95. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.5 percent, to $11.24. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $34.28.
Beaudet Aviation said its new facility is adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that it will supply Dassault Falcon Jet with completion work for its Falcon models. Beaudet Aviation is a subsidiary of JCB Aero.
Sept 17- Two years after it began flying tourists over the Grand Canyon, Air Methods Corp is looking to expand its U.S. travel business as a lucrative sideline to its air ambulance services. Chief Executive Aaron Todd, however, expects tourism to be a significant driver of revenue for Air Methods as U.S. consumer confidence returns.
WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.
Delta Air fell$. 01 or percent, to $39.51. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $11.47. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.46.
CHICAGO, Sept 17- Package delivery company FedEx Corp should enjoy a record holiday peak season thanks to the continued rise of online consumer sales in the United States, company officials said on Wednesday.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.
Peter Thiel says he "missed the boat" in investing in Uber, but he calls the start-up Silicon Valley's most "ethically challenged" company.
Over 85% of passenger service agents at American Airlines voted to unionize.
Sept 17- FedEx Corp reported a better-than-expected 24 percent jump in quarterly profit as the world's No. 2 package delivery company benefited from higher shipment volume. The company's net income rose to $606 million, or $2. l0 per share, in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, from $489 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.
DALLAS— Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. The hiring plan from FedEx Corp. came a day after rival UPS said it would hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers.
Sept 17- FedEx Corp reported a 24 percent rise in quarterly profit as the world's No. 2 package delivery company benefited from higher volumes in both its express and ground businesses. Net income rose to $606 million, or $2. l0 per share, in the first quarter ended Aug. 31 from $489 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 6 percent to $11.7 billion.
COVENTRY, Vt.— Construction is scheduled to start soon on expansion of the Newport State Airport in Vermont after it was awarded $8.8 million in grants for a new runway and other upgrades.
RENO, Nev.— A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that faulted one of its drivers for a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.
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