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  • Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees ahead of an expected surge in package deliveries through the holiday shopping season.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

  • CARACAS, Sept 16- Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a' no-fly' zone.

  • TORONTO, Sept 15- Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Monday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag, sending its stock, as well as the shares of rival Air Canada, up more than 6 percent.

  • TORONTO, Sept 15- Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Monday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag, sending its stock, as well as the shares of rival Air Canada, up more than 6 percent.

  • NHTSA asleep at the wheel, NYT probe finds Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    NHTSA's David Friedman testifies in April at a House hearing on the GM ignition-defect recall.

    A Times investigation finds that NHTSA has frequently been slow to identify issues, tentative to act and reluctant to use its legal powers.

  • TORONTO, Sept 15- Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Monday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag, a change it expects will affect about one-fifth of its customers. The C $25 charge will apply to new "Econo" bookings for trips on or after Oct. 29, within Canada and between Canada and the United States.

  • MAS flight turns back due to autopilot defect Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    A Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad was turned back on Saturday due to a defect with the plane's auto-pilot system, the airline said in a statement.

  • *Branson says ban would cost Russia more than airlines. KIEV, Sept 12- Russia would be the biggest loser if it carried out a threat to ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, Richard Branson, the founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic, said on Friday.

  • PARIS, Sept 11- Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said.

  • PARIS, Sept 11- Airbus and Qatar Airways have resolved a three-month old dispute that had been blocking the delivery of the first of ten A380s ordered by the Gulf airline, industry sources said.

  • PARIS, Sept 11- Air France-KLM pledged to lift core earnings by up to 10 percent a year through 2017 as part of a new plan combining an assault on the European leisure market with efforts to retain the loyalty of long-haul travellers.

  • Sept 10- American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year, the company said on Wednesday.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 10- Alon USA Energy intends to restart its refinery in Bakersfield, California in 2016 after a string of upgrades to enable it to process light inland U.S. crude that will arrive via a new oil-by-rail facility, Chief Executive Paul Eisman told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. studies of oil train dangers may have underestimated the perils of volatile vapor on the tracks and officials will in future use precision instruments for more thorough tests, a Transportation Department official said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. studies of oil train dangers may have underestimated the perils of volatile vapor on the tracks and officials will use precision instruments for more thorough tests in the future, a Transportation Department official said on Tuesday.

  • SAYS WILL IMPROVE TESTING OF OIL TRAIN CARGO FROM NORTH DAKOTA'S BAKKEN REGION- TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 9- French container shipping group CMA CGM has sealed an alliance with two rivals after a failed attempt to partner with bigger peers Maersk and Switzerland's MSC, vetoed by China earlier this year due to competition concerns. CMA CGM said the new alliance would cover routes between Asia and Europe, as well as Asia and North America.

  • MH17 hit with ‘high-energy objects’: Report Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smoldering in a field on July 17, 2014, in Grabovo, Ukraine, near the Russian border.

    Malaysian Airline System Flight MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine after it was hit by "high-energy objects", an official report found.