SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Oct 21- Chinese automakers from state-owned FAW Co to Zhejiang Geely are racing to sell more eco-friendly cars as they try to meet tough fuel economy rules due next year as part of Beijing's battle against pollution. But many of China's smaller indigenous automakers will struggle to make the costly upgrades needed to meet the new rules, which...» Read More
Despite $11 billion in spending the Amtrak Acela only hits top speed for five or 10 minutes on the NY-Washington corridor. NYT reports.
SYDNEY, Aug 6- Dutch oil industry services firm Fugro is to lead Australia's search of the Indian Ocean seafloor where missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is believed to lie, hoping to solve the mystery of its disappearance five months ago.
Ebola virus and conflict in the Middle East and a possible trade war with Russia could all hurt air travel this year, the IATA said.
BERLIN, Aug 6- The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, conflict in the Middle East and a possible trade war with Russia could all hurt air travel this year, a leading industry group said. Nevertheless, France, Germany, Greece and the United States are advising their citizens to avoid traveling to the areas of West Africa worst hit by the virus.
SINGAPORE, Aug 6- Indonesia's Lion Group, which boasts an order backlog of about 500 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, has clinched the first deal for its leasing subsidiary in a key diversification move for one of the world's fastest-growing airlines.
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev threatened to retaliate the grounding of subsidiary airline Aeroflot by banning European flights to Asia over Siberia.
*Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights. MONROVIA/ DAKAR, Aug 5- Relatives of Ebola victims in Liberia defied government orders and dumped infected bodies in the streets as West African governments struggled to enforce tough measures to curb an outbreak of the virus that has killed 887 people.
American Airlines is dropping meals for premium passengers on some short flights.
*Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights.
*Aeroflot gets overflight fees, shares tumble. MOSCOW, Aug 5- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev threatened on Tuesday to retaliate for the grounding of a subsidiary of national airline Aeroflot because of EU sanctions, with one newspaper reporting that European flights to Asia over Siberia could be banned.
MOSCOW, Aug 5- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that Moscow should discuss possible retaliatory measures after the European Union imposed sanctions on a low-cost Russian airline over the Ukraine crisis, RIA news agency said.
RUSSIAN PM MEDVEDEV SAYS GOVT NEEDS TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE RETALIATION AFTER EU SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN AIRLINE- RIA NEWS AGENCY.
*China builders to grab a fifth of LNG ship orders to 2020- ABS. Up to 50 liquefied natural gas tankers, or more than 20 percent of the 225 LNG vessels expected to be added worldwide by the end of 2020, are set to be built in China to deliver gas to its ports, according to estimates from ship safety agency the American Bureau of Shipping.
HOUSTON, Aug 4- The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq asked a U.S. court on Monday to throw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed crude oil and allow the cargo to be freely delivered in Texas.
The Department of Transportation is working on a proposed ban of in-flight cellphone calls, the Journal reports.
CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 4- Canexus Corp, the developer of Canada's first dedicated oil train terminal, has embraced the crude-by-rail boom with little success so far. The company's Bruderheim terminal, 55 kilometers northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, is one of seven unit train terminals operating or under construction in Western Canada.
HOUSTON, Aug 1- An asphalt maker in New Jersey became the second U.S. company to publicly confirm buying Kurdish crude oil, saying on Friday it had imported a cargo just weeks before an Iraqi lawsuit over a separate $100 million shipment offshore Texas.
For Judah Schiller, CEO of a new water bicycle producer, biking can become more feasible on water than kayaking or boating.
*Food and medicine exempt from U.S., EU sanctions on Iran. LONDON/ ANKARA, Aug 1- It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions.
Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 3,300 bikes because engine vibration can turn the switches from 'run' to 'accessory.'
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