• Shippers seek US mediator in port labor talks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:37 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The association which represents shipping lines and the operators of cargo terminals at West Coast seaports says it has asked for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers. The Pacific Maritime Association said in a statement Monday that after seven months of negotiations, dockworkers and their employers remain "far...

  • US port employers seek mediation in dockworker talks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:20 PM ET
    A longshoreman walks on bags of rice in a cargo ship at the Port of West Sacramento in California

    Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 22- Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers, saying the two sides remain far from a deal after seven months of negotiations. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has so far resisted previous calls by the...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $47.41. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $15.40. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.00 or 2.5 percent, to $41.26.

  • Indianapolis airport solar farm expansion completed Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation's largest airport-based solar farm. The airport southwest of Indianapolis now has a total of 76,000 solar photovoltaic panels that turn sunlight into electricity and feed that...

  • Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard— an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman. You have to have two people, "said J.P. Wright, an engineer for CSX railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. The mayor of the Chicago suburb of Barrington asks how one person could...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $47.66. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 16 or 1.0 percent, to $15.53. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 90 or 2.2 percent, to $41.16.

  • Superfund site still passing tests decades later Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    AMAZONIA, Mo.— Tests show that a former northwest Missouri landfill that once was among the country's most polluted spots poses little risk today, 20 years after cleanup work was completed at the site. Wheeling Disposal began operating a landfill in the 1970 s in a rural area near Amazonia, The St. Joseph News-Press reported. A cap made of plastic, clay and soil was...

  • Airbus CEO: 'We will be number one' Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus, has told CNBC his company would take the bragging rights on aircraft deliveries.

  • Last-minute delivery: FedEx, UPS gear up for rush Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    FedEx workers sort packages at a FedEx global hub.

    Delivery companies, as well as USPS, brace themselves for last-minute shipping orders as the Holiday season reaches peak. The NYT reports.

  • "Alstom's corruption scheme was sustained over more than a decade and across several continents," Deputy Attorney James Cole said at a news conference. In one case in Indonesia, prosecutors said, an Alstom executive emailed an employee that "one of the engineering chaps" who had influence on the outcome of a particular project was involved in a new project and "...

  • Musk's 'hyperloop' idea could work: Report Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    ET3 Hyperloop concept

    Tesla's Elon Musk has proposed a new public transportation system between LA and San Francisco. USA Today reports.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 79 or 1.7 percent, to $48.17. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 26 or 1.7 percent, to $15.63. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 81 or 2.0 percent, to $41.07.

  • Uber business model under fire in China, Taiwan Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    An illuminated Rosneft oil company logo sits on the roof of an OAO Rosneft gas station near the Ostankino TV tower displaying the colors of the Russian national flag in Moscow, Russia

    Uber could face legal ramifications over its business model in China and Taiwan after complaints of improper licensing of drivers.

  • Airbus delivers first A350 jet, at long last Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    PARIS— Airbus has at last delivered its first A350 jet, handing over the wide-body plane to Qatar Airways after years of delays and a multibillion-dollar redesign. The European planemaker hopes the A350 XWB will help it catch up in a long-haul market dominated by rival Boeing's 777 and 787. Airbus revamped the original A350 design to make it more...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 22- Taiwan's transport ministry said Uber Technologies Inc is operating a taxi-hailing service "in violation of the law," and that it is investigating the possibility of blocking access to the U.S. company's website and mobile app. Ministry of Transportation and Communications Deputy Director Liang Guo Guo said on Monday that Uber only possesses a...

  • PARIS, Dec 21- Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. In Toulouse, some Airbus engineers, riding high after overtaking Boeing and suspecting a short-lived marketing stunt, laughed off the future 787 with a "tail like a dolphin." Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker urged Airbus to take the 787...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. All other swap trades except Southwest's must be reported "as soon as technologically practicable."

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 61 or 1.3 percent, to $47.38. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 36 or. 9 percent, to $40.26. United Continental Holdings Inc. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $64.14.

  • US says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    DETROIT— Driving is getting safer. A total of 32,719 people died in U.S. crashes in 2013, down from 33,782 in 2012, according to figures compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman said the drop came because of safer vehicles, stronger laws and enforcement, and consumer education campaigns.

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