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FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK- Officials from Pimco and its German parent Allianz scramble to contain the fallout from star bond manager Bill Gross' stunning exit last week, and money continues to leave the firm, giving a huge boost to rival bond houses like DoubleLine, which saw record inflows. Canada's Encana to buy Athlon Energy for $5.93 bln.
NHTSA is looking into a petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.
Delta Air fell$. 34 or. 9 percent, to $36.18. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.61. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $33.64.
DALLAS— As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. The system on Will's plane was made by Rockwell Collins Inc. and just hit the market in February.
Like other East Coast ports, Savannah is scrambling for deeper water to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an expanded Panama Canal in little more than a year.
NEW YORK— JetBlue and El Al Israel Airlines plan to expand their partnership, allowing El Al sell seats on some JetBlue flights to and from the New York area. If approved, El Al plans to put its "LY" code on certain JetBlue- operated flights to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Liberty airport in Newark, New Jersey.
Uber said it would start its UberTaxi service-- which uses regular taxi drivers to pick up rides in their down time-- in Berlin and Hamburg before rolling it out in other cities.
Delta Air fell$. 52 or 1.4 percent, to $36.00. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $10.50. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $33.72.
Two days after a fire at an air-traffic control center crippled Chicago's air service, hundreds of flights were cancelled Sunday, reports USA Today.
HARTFORD, Conn.— An engineer who was injured in the May 2013 derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has sued Metro-North Railroad. Steven Bauer of Orange says in his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court that he suffered serious and permanent injuries.
CHICAGO— The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago- area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13. The FAA said crews are working to install replacement equipment.
BERLIN— A union representing pilots at Germany's Lufthansa has announced a strike affecting long-haul flights from the airline's main Frankfurt hub on Tuesday, resuming a campaign of targeted walkouts after contract talks broke down last week.
WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday that it has set a target of October 13 to restore to service a Chicago- area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician, as delays and cancellations continued at Chicago airports.
Officials tell The Buffalo News that 78- year-old Anthony Mercurio and 14- year-old James Metz were killed in the Saturday morning collision about six miles outside of Buffalo-Lancanster Regional Airport. The newspaper says the SeaRey, piloted by 59- year-old Kevin D'Angelo, of Orchard Park, landed safely in a field in Alden.
Dick Durbin of Illinois told The Associated Press that he will ask inspectors general at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate whether there was a security breach when the employee entered the building early Friday with a suitcase without causing suspicion.
PARIS— Despite no deal in sight, Air France' s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14- day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cost tens of millions of dollars and led France's prime minister to decry a "selfish" walkout.
*Ryanair, easyJet challenged by Vueling, Norwegian. BERLIN, Sept 28- Venerable old airlines Lufthansa and Air France know the smart money is in the low-cost market- Ryanair raised its forecasts again on Thursday- but powerful labour unions are keeping them from the bounty.
OAKLAND, Calif.— Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned commercial ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California.
Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago- area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.
Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago- area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.
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