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  • Feb 13- United Airlines will outsource about 1,150 positions at 16 airports across the country, but reached tentative agreements with its union to keep another 800 jobs in-house that also had been under scrutiny, a company spokesman said on Friday. Before taking effect, the agreement must be approved by a vote of the affected workers, who are located in or near...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Clogged ports along the U.S. West Coast reopened to cargo vessels on Friday after a daylong closure, but shippers planned to re-impose a partial shutdown through the holiday weekend barring a settlement in stalled labor talks with the dockworkers union. Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing 20,000...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Protracted labor strife and shipping disruptions at U.S. West Coast ports have hit farmers especially hard, posing a major barrier to perishable goods headed to overseas markets and resulting in losses estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars a week. Foreign Pacific Rim customers facing chronic delays in shipments of U.S. food and farm...

  • Rotting food the latest victim in port standoff Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with some cargo loading cranes in the upright and idle position, are seen in this view from the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, Feb. 12, 2015.

    The gridlock at West Coast ports is giving the region's agricultural industry serious heartburn.

  • SINGAPORE/ MILAN, Feb 13- Over a dozen liquefied natural gas tankers are parked, many idle, in and around Singapore- one of the world's biggest trading hubs for the fuel- in a sign that the slowdown engulfing world gas markets may be worsening into a crisis. With Asian spot LNG prices down by almost two-thirds since February 2014 as slowing demand combines with rising...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Feb 12- The U.S. Transportation Department has recommended crude oil trains be reinforced and have advanced braking systems installed to prevent accidents from becoming fiery disasters, according to sources familiar with the plan. The proposal, which now faces a White House review, envisions safety improvements that public advocates...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Feb 12- The U.S. Transportation Department has recommended crude oil trains be reinforced and advanced braking systems installed to prevent accidents from becoming fiery disasters, according to sources familiar with the plan. The proposal, which now faces a White House review, envisions safety improvements that public advocates endorse...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Feb 12- The U.S. Transportation Department has recommended crude oil trains be reinforced and advanced braking systems installed to prevent future accidents from becoming fiery disasters, according to sources familiar with the plan. The proposal, which now faces a White House review, envisions safety improvements that public advocates...

  • Representative Dave Reichert said he planned to introduce a resolution in Congress on Thursday to urge a swift end to the labor dispute that has throttled port activity on the West Coast. Eighty-four members of Congress signed a Jan. 30 letter urging the parties in a labor dispute between dockworkers and shipping lines and terminal operators to resolve...

  • *IAG boss says will not drag out bid for Aer Lingus. DUBLIN, Feb 12- The chief executive of British Airways owner IAG told Irish politicians on Thursday that Aer Lingus would struggle to survive if they do not back its bid for the former flag carrier. Dubliner Walsh, who began his career as an Aer Lingus pilot and was the airline's chief executive before he moved to...

  • Renault CEO: 2015 will match 2014   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Renault CEO: 2015 will match 2014

    Renault has reported a sharp rise in 2014, in terms of its profits. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, talks about 2015's predictions and its market in Russia and Brazil.

  • Why I'm bullish on Tesla: Analyst   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Why I'm bullish on Tesla: Analyst

    George Galliers, auto analyst at ISI Group, says that while he is "bullish on Tesla," the possibility of the company surpassing Apple is still a "long way off."

  • The link between auto emissions and businesses   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    The link between auto emissions and businesses

    There is a clear business link between focusing on emissions and the profitability of businesses, according to James Magness, head of investor research at CDP.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 11- Shipping lines plan a partial four-day shutdown of U.S. West Coast ports, starting on Thursday, amid stalled labor talks between the companies and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers, the companies said on Wednesday. Loading and unloading of cargo vessels at the 29 ports will be suspended anew, as they were last weekend, on Thursday and...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 11- Shipping lines plan a partial four-day shutdown of U.S. West Coast ports, starting on Thursday, amid stalled labor talks between the companies and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers, the companies said on Wednesday. Loading and unloading of cargo vessels at the 29 ports will be suspended anew, as they were last weekend, on Thursday and...

  • West Coast ports shutting down... again Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:53 PM ET
    A container ship is docked at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., in this aerial photo taken Feb. 6, 2015.

    Vessel operations will be suspended at U.S. West Coast ports, the Pacific Maritime Association said Wednesday.

  • WEST COAST PORTS, STARTING ON THURSDAY AND AGAIN ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY- PACIFIC MARITIME ASSOCIATION.

  • Feb 11- Shipping lines are expected to curtail cargo operations at U.S. West Coast ports again this weekend amid stalled labor talks between the companies and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers, the chief executive of the port of Long Beach said on Wednesday. "This weekend is going to be yet another limited operating weekend, just like last weekend was,"...

  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR PORT OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, SAYS EXPECTS SHIPPERS TO CURTAIL WEST COAST PORT OPERATIONS AGAIN THIS COMING WEEKEND.

  • German railway and drivers' union break off wage talks Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 2:51 PM ET

    BERLIN, Feb 11- German state-run railway Deutsche Bahn and the train drivers' union GDL on Wednesday broke off talks over a wage dispute that caused major disruption late last year, raising the prospect of more strikes. "We were close to a breakthrough agreement on a basic structure for a collective agreement when the GDL rejected it without any reason," said DB...

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