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  • Drone gap? US has one in farming, say experts Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    A drone flying over vineyards in Pessac, France.

    As the FAA formulates rules regarding commercial use of drones, experts say American farmers are falling behind other countries who use it.

  • Ebola: Airports a focus, but what about seaports? Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Container ships in Port Newark, N.J.

    Although passenger screening is mandatory for airports, the Coast Guard is not requiring the same measure for those arriving by sea.

  • *Alliance would have 35 pct of Asia- Europe route. Maersk said the approval had been the last it needed from regulators around the world, including in China and the European Union, and that the alliance would begin operations in January. The two carriers control 28 percent of the global container shipping market and even more along some big trade routes, leaving...

  • PARIS, Oct 9- Transatlantic aero engine joint venture CFM International said on Thursday it had begun flight trials of its next-generation LEAP engine, stepping up a race for billions of dollars of jet engine sales in the coming years. The company, co-owned by General Electric and France's Safran, said in a statement it was on track to win safety approval for the...

  • The proposal follows the rejection in June of a larger planned venture involving Maersk, MSC and France's CMA CGM by China's Ministry of Commerce on competition grounds. The approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinsky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters. The two shippers still need to win over regulators in Europe and...

  • The tie-up was approved after four out of five commissioners at the Federal Maritime Commission voted not to seek further information from the two shippers about the impact of the alliance on exporters and ports. The U.S. approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinisky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters.

  • Oct 8- United Parcel Service Inc has started allowing U.S. customers to collect packages from neighborhood stores or lockers to lower failed deliveries of online purchases and costs associated with them, ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. Morningstar analyst Keith Schoonmaker said access points in the United States were critical for courier...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8- A year after the epic collapse of his industrial empire, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's financial and legal troubles appear far from over. Once worth more than $30 billion and listed as the world's eighth-richest man by Forbes Magazine, Batista says his debts now exceed his assets by $1 billion and the value of his remaining stakes in the oil,...

  • Air France puts cost of pilots strike at $600M Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    Air France put the total cost of last month's two-week pilots strike at 500 million euros ($632 million) on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Federal health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at U.S. airports this week, Senator Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. The new measures may include screening air travelers for fever when they arrive in the United States from the worst-stricken countries in West Africa, on direct or indirect flights, Schumer said in a...

  • CORRECTED-UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 100 countries, UPS said.

  • Uber hires former Lyft COO Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Lyft and Uber ridesharing car apps.

    Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end?

  • UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 93 countries, UPS said.

  • The meeting will consider whether adding screenings anywhere in the world might help, Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for the Washington- based group Airlines for America, said on Monday. American officials have said they would consider new ways to curb the worst outbreak of the disease on record after the first case of Ebola was detected in the United States last...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- Federal officials and airlines are discussing whether U.S. airports should screen passengers to identify people who might have Ebola, but the White House on Monday said a ban on travel from West African countries would slow the fight against the virus. "What we're looking to do is review these screening measures," White House spokesman...

  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • John Flannery, 53, was appointed president and chief executive officer of GE Healthcare, effective immediately. With 27 years at GE, Flannery most recently was GE's senior vice president of business development, which recently included a key role in the $16.9 billion purchase of the power assets of France's Alstom. Previously, Flannery served as president and...

  • TORONTO, Oct 6- Air Canada has reached a tentative agreement on a new 10- year contract with its pilots' union, 1-1/ 2 years ahead of the expiration of the current contract at Canada's largest airline. Air Canada has been pushing expansion of its international flights and of Rouge, its low-cost vacation carrier. Tyerman cautioned, however, that Air Canada reached an...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways is to close its Little Red domestic airline next year, it said on Monday, less than two years after it was launched. Reconfirming that the group as a whole was on track to make a profit by the end of this year after two years of losses, Virgin Atlantic said the decision on Little Red followed a review of its network which...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

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