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  • QUITO, Jan 24- Ecuador's airline TAME has temporarily suspended its direct flights to Caracas because it is owed about $43 million for ticket sales held by Venezuela's central bank. A wide range of industries in Venezuela say they are waiting for the currency control authorities to disburse billions of dollars in hard currency.

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 24- Deutsche Lufthansa is seeking a temporary injunction against a one-hour strike called by German air traffic controllers for Jan. 29, a spokesman for Germany's largest airline said on Friday.

  • BOSTON, Jan 23- Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey is asking for more information about the business practices of Herbalife Ltd, his office said on Thursday, making him the most prominent lawmaker to call for an investigation into claims the nutrition company is running a pyramid scheme.

  • US, Canada team up to avoid deadly train wrecks Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Firefighters battle blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on July 6, 2013.

    US and Canadian officials are seeking for more stringent measures to prevent "a major loss of life" from oil train wrecks.

  • FACTBOX-U.S. and Canada rail safety recommendations Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    TORONTO, Jan 23- A rise in oil production has spurred a huge boom across North America in shipping crude via rail as energy producers look for alternatives to relieve congested pipelines.

  • OTTAWA, Jan 23- Canada's Transportation Safety Board recommended on Thursday that regulators in Canada and the United States swiftly impose tougher standards on all railway oil tanker cars, not just new ones.

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Rapidly growing populations and rising incomes will drive an enormous rise in car use and greenhouse gas emissions across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia by 2050.. Car use in the developed economies of North America, Europe, Japan and Australasia appears to have decoupled from economic growth and in some may have slowed down.

  • OTTAWA, Jan 23- The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will recommend sturdier tank cars for carrying crude oil by rail, after examining the July 6 derailment at Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people, the Globe and Mail said on Thursday.

  • Jan 23- U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines Co posted a better-than-expected profit in the fourth quarter, aided by higher fares and lower costs for fuel and aircraft maintenance. Shares jumped 2.3 percent to $22.28 in premarketing trading. Net income rose to $212 million, or 30 cents a share, from $78 million, or 11 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- United Continental Holdings Inc on Thursday reported a quarterly profit that easily topped Wall Street expectations, helped by an increase in passenger travel, higher ticket prices and lower fuel costs.

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 22- Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Chilean shipper Vapores have agreed to a business tie-up that would create the world's fourth largest container-shipping company, the companies said on Wednesday. It said it will sign a pact with Hapag-Lloyd key shareholders: the city of Hamburg and businessman Klaus-Michael Kuehne.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is joining with two top U.S. universities to launch research into automated driving technology.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- When Delta Air Lines announced it was buying the Trainer oil refinery from Phillips 66, in April 2012, the U.S. carrier hailed the transaction as "an innovative approach to managing our largest expense". The refinery remained in the red in 2013, reporting a loss of $116 million.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Iran's oil exports have picked up modestly in January for the third consecutive month, according to sources who track tanker movements, adding to signs that the easing of sanctions pressure on Tehran is helping its oil exports to recover.

  • ABU DHABI, Jan 22- Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways has secured a deal to share route codes with U.S. carrier JetBlue Airways, it said on Wednesday, a move which extends the reach of its apparent network in the United States and nearby markets.

  • Silicon Valley firms to pay shuttle fee amid backlash Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    San Francisco's transportation agency agreed to charge tech companies $1 every time one of their commuter shuttles uses a public bus stop.

  • BOC to lease Airbus jets to new Indian airline - sources Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 4:37 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Jan 22- Singapore- based BOC Aviation looks poised to supply aircraft to India's latest airline as new players jostle to capture growth in Asia's third-biggest economy, two industry sources said. The fleet of 20 planes would initially be sourced from leasing companies, rather than purchased direct from Airbus.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours. Norwegian said it did not have more detail about the problem because Boeing is responsible for maintenance of the airline's 787 fleet.

  • Another 787 problem: Fuel leak delays flight Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight to be delayed by 19 hours.

  • Fuel leak on Boeing 787 delays Norwegian Air flight Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Jan 21- Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours. Norwegian said it did not have more detail about the problem because Boeing is responsible for maintenance of the airline's 787 fleet.

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